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Christian Veyry

Castle Tower Fonrazade

Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Vintages: 2019 and 2020

Château Tour Fonrazade is a 5-hectare vineyard, located less than 2 km west of the village of Saint-Emilion, owned by the same family for 100 years. Christian Veyry, previously consultant oenologist for this property, now operates this vineyard with a single objective: to “embellish” the wine of this property by taking advantage of the potential of the terroir and its know-how recognized by many great châteaux.

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Vintage 2019: 91 points out of 100
Vintage 2020: 93 points out of 100

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The opinion of our oenologists

Château Tour Fonrazade presents a beautiful intense red color with a nose of black fruits, and woody notes of roasting. The mouth reveals a wine with a beautiful structure, but all in finesse, highlighting the fruit and the wood well harmonized.

the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation

The Saint-Emilion grand cru appellation is distinguished from its neighbor by stricter production conditions, lower yields and a longer aging period. It has the particularity of having its own ranking, renewed every 10 years, with two levels of excellence  : Grands Crus Classés and Premiers Grands Crus Classés. The limestone soils of the plateau and gravel on the gentle slopes are the preferred terroirs of the appellation. Planted on 5500 hectares, the vines are mainly composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc with a complement of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Carmenère. The annual production is 150  000 hectoliters and the wines keep for 6 to 20 years.

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