Château Magrez Fombrauge: Vineyards

One half of the Château Magrez Fombrauge vineyards are located in St Hippolyte, on the limestone côte that runs west-east from St Emilion, a continuation of the Côte de Pavie. Along the slope to the west there are some prestigious neighbours, including Château Lassègue, Château Bellefont-Belcier, Château Larcis Ducasse and Château Pavie. Of course, while 1.8 hectares here belong to Château Magrez Fombrauge, many of the surrounding vines belong to Château Fombrauge. These include many of the vines in the amphitheatre behind the Château Magrez Fombrauge vineyard, snuggled into a fold in the côtes, where the cellars are located. The varieties planted here are 60% Merlot, in a parcel up on the crest of the côte, and 40% Cabernet Franc, lower down the slope adjacent to the D245. The vines are aged 36 years on average, and planted at a density of 6,500 vines per hectare.

Château Magrez Fombrauge

In addition Château Magrez Fombrauge has 2.2 hectares of white vines, planted higher up on the plateau near Château Fombrauge, in St Christophe des Bardes. The varieties planted here are 40% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Gris, again at a density of 6,500 vines per hectare. These vines are somewhat younger than the red varieties, being just 16 years old.

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