Château Fonbadet: Vineyards

Château Fonbadet sits on the north side of the village of St Lambert, within the Pauillac appellation and commune. It has some illustrious neighbours. The northern section borders the vineyards of Château Mouton-Rothschild (which no doubt influenced the decision to carry out the aforementioned vineyard exchange in 2002). The central section abuts the vineyard of Château Lynch Bages, while close to the southern section of the Fonbadet vineyard can be found Château Latour, Château Pichon-Lalande and Château Pichon-Baron (as can be seen in the distance, in the image below). The vines enjoy the classic left-bank terroir of gravel, which exists in mounds with depths of 14 to 22 metres. The geologic origin of the gravel in the Pouyalet croupe is Mindelian, while the St-Lambert and Pauillac croupes are late-Mindelian.

Château Fonbadet

The vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, the balancing 5% being a mix of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

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