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The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Fombrauge

History With over 143 acres, Château Fombrauge (a Grand Cru Classé property) is the largest estate in Saint Emilion. Its name comes from the Latin Fons Brogiera: literally, fountain between heather and shrubs. The domaine dates back to the 15th century. The first recorded harvests took place in 1599. It subsequently passed through the hands of six families before it was ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau Pape Clément

History Spread over 155 acres in the commune of Pessac, Château Pape Clément (Grand Cru Classé de Graves) is one of the oldest winemaking estates in Bordeaux. The first recorded harvest took place in 1252, when the property belonged to the archbishop Bertrand of Goth, who in 1305 would become Pope Clément V. It is from this rich history that the ... Read More »

Bordeaux Tasting with Ludovic Bristeau of Bernard Magrez: 2003 Fombrauge and 2010 Les Grands Chenes

Bordeaux Vines

Chateau Fombrauge 2003 “The largest vineyard of St.-Emilion, acquired by Bordeaux visionary Bernard Magrez nearly a decade ago, the wines of Fombrauge have soared in quality. A special five-acre parcel is segregated for their luxury cuvee, Magrez-Fombrauge. Fombrauge tends to be a blend of approximately 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. With notes of white chocolate, figs, ... Read More »