Wine Tips

Chatueau Fonfroide

Bonjour,

How do you do? We’ve a bit over 10 days before the Chinese New Year is upon us. Time to start recommending some wines for you fast and furious style in order for you to restock your home cellar in time for the celebrations.

In the world of wine, one name resonates louder than most. Reaching the status of reverence and rightly so, having majorly influencing New World wines as well as bringing us the idea and image of fine wines. That name is of course, Bordeaux.

The wine of the region grew fashionable with the royalty and aristocracy of Old Europe for Bordeaux wines were always full of character. This is also heavily aided by the region being perfect wine country – warm and temperate, with cooling oceanic winds making a lengthy ripening season across the highly fertile land.

What makes Bordeaux wine so distinctive? There are some excellent whites being produced in the area but it is reknowned by its Red wines. Not just any ordinary reds, but carefully blended noble grape varietals which are blended and balanced to produce wines of extraordinary character. The essential noble grape varietals which are needed for a Bordeaux blend are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

This time round, we’re introducing the wines of Chateau Fonfroide – one each of a white and a red. Perched on a cliff overlooking Bordeaux’s meandering Durezes River stands Chateau Fonfroide. A cold spring on the property gives the chateau its name and helps irrigate the 185-acre vineyard. History is rich here, firmly rooted in the limestone and clay soil, tilled and cared for by the Dutheillet de Lamothe family for over 300 years!

So come on over and treat yourself this festive season to some delicious Bordeaux wines. You deserve it.

Cheers!
Sulo

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