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 acquired by Bernard Magrez in 1999.
Terroir and Varietals
The entire estate is located on a mix of fossil-rich chalk, white clay, and rocky sandstone soils. The vineyard plots benefit from a variety of sun exposures. The diversity of all these different elements give the property and its wines complexity and a strong identity.
Precision and Savoir-Faire
The richness of the terroir is bolstered by the use of modern technology, both in the vineyard and in the cellars. Bernard Magrez is careful to respect the knowledge passed down for over five centuries at Chateau Fombrauge, while also adding to it the latest viticultural techniques. Respect for the past and a vision for the future: Two values at the heart of this Bordeaux captain of industry.