In 2004, the historic Château Fonplegade, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, was taken over by Stephen and Denise Adams, owners of Pomerol’s acclaimed Château l’Enclos and Napa Valley’s ADAMVS property on Howell Mountain. With a loving attention to detail, the winery and vineyards were completely renovated with the goal of bringing the domaine up to its previous high standard of quality. Starting with a rigorous improvement of the vineyards, all work is done by hand while high-density planting and green harvesting were instituted. With the 2009 vintage, they began a biodynamic farming program. As a result, yields have decreased by over 30% while fruit quality has greatly improved.

Farming practices: certified organic since 2013.



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