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Located on the Right Bank of Bordeaux wine region, Chateau Fontaubert is a perfect balance between the freshness and the very favorable sunshine of the region, which enables it to produce powerful and elegant wines. The old the vines are planted on clay-limestone hillsides, which are ideal for growing top quality red grapes. The wine was selected and blended from top vineyard sites, with extremely modern and high tech equipment, whilst benefiting from the experienced hand of the family who have been making wine in Bordeaux for generations.
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.