Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wine Tasting in St. Emilion: Chateau Fonplegade

Our final Chateau visit in St. Emilion was Chateau Fonplegade. This Chateau also makes a Grand Cru (see previous post) and a second level wine under a different name. Fonplegade seemed a bit more high tech and are currently experimenting with cement barrels to store some of their wine. It's the first vintage to try this, so the jury is still out on what kind of a difference it will make. At the very least, they looked interesting. :) Another photo you'll see below is of their blending room - again, it all looked very high tech and Brian and I could imagine a slightly drunk mad scientist at work in the lab concocting all sorts of yummy red grape juice! Enjoy the photos.

A cool view from the inside of one of the wine vats.

Doesn't this look like the perfect spot for Thanksgiving dinner?
The mad wine scientist blending room.
The funky wine barrels mentioned above.

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