The Rolland family property has produced a classic wine, fresh and fruity, with just a gentle touch of wood. It has some ripe fruitiness that is forward and attractive. Read more
The Rolland family property has produced a classic wine, fresh and fruity, with just a gentle touch of wood. It has some ripe fruitiness that is forward and attractive.
Fresh, with a savory edge to the notes of raspberry coulis and cherry preserves. A briary hint lines the finish. Direct. —J.M.
Bright medium ruby. Ripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry and milk chocolate lifted by violet. Fairly big, rich and pliant, with ripe but energetic dark berry and smoky flavors persisting nicely. Finishes with sweet tannins and a repeating floral note.
One of the stars of the Right Bank’s less prestigious Fronsac region, Fontenil is owned by Michel and Dany Rolland. No luxury cuvee Le Defi de Fontenil was produced in this vintage, but the 2013 Fontenil boasts a dark ruby/purple color as well as lots of raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with a floral note, medium body, unobtrusive acids, and a shorter than usual, but still adequate finish. It should drink well for 5-7 years.
I like the mineral, berry and leaf character here. Medium to full body, firm tannins, fresh finish.
Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, schwarzer Kern, violette Reflexe, Nuancen von Brombeeren und Heidelbeeren, zarte Gewürzanklänge, Mandarinenzesten. Schlank, rotbeerig, dezente Tannine, zarte blättrige Würze im Abgang, unkomplizierter Speisenbegleiter.
A Michel Rolland wine. Nose clean but restrained. Juicy fuit and fine persistent tannins. Well executed - nothing pushed 16/20
- Producer: Chateau Fontenil
- Varietal: Merlot Cabernet Franc
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2013
Style GuideLight Intense
Dany and Michel Rolland, heirs to a strong winemaking tradition and oenologists from the University of Bordeaux, are well acquainted with the Fronsac appellation. After having been consultants for numerous estates, they had the desire to produce wine and establish themselves there. In 1986, they purchased a few hectares in the commune of Saillans, overlooking the Isle and Libourne, in a magnificent setting on a south-facing slope: Château Fontenil was born. Located on the slopes of a south-facing hill, overlooking Libourne and the magnificent Isle Valley, the 9-hectare vineyard extends over clay-limestone soils on Fronsadais molasses.
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