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Chateau de Fesles Bonnezeaux Les Grands Chais de France, Wooden Gift Box

FESL005
This is a dessert wine to rival top Vouvray, made from fully ripened Chenin grapes, including a proportion of botrytised berries.
Type:
Vintage:
2013
Size:
50cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2025
Closure Type:
Cork
£39.99
 

Château de Fesles

Château de Fesles is situated in the district of Thouarcé in the Anjou region, very close to the village of Bonnezeaux itself. The origins of the Château can be traced back as far as 1070, when the original buildings were constructed. The current buildings in fact date from the 19th century, although the Château has been remodelled by its various owners over the centuries. The vineyard itself covers 33 hectares, of which only 14 are classified as AC Bonnezeaux. These 14 hectares lie on the slope of the hill, immediately around the Château, and are planted with Chenin Blanc. The soil here is stony, Silurian soil, covered by a mixture of decomposed shale as well as blue and red clay. The topsoil is shallow and also quite rocky. The nearby Layon frequently gives rise to morning mists, especially in autumn, encouraging the development of botrytis. As well as Chenin Blanc on the slopes, on the plateau both Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted for an Anjou Rouge, and some Grolleau and Gamay which are gainfully employed in the production of an Anjou Rosé.

Tasting Notes

Concentrated and intensely aromatic, combining candied pineapple and caramelised pear flavours with rich toast and spice notes, cut through with Chenin's characteristic grapefruit-like acidity.

Food Matches

Drink with sweet traditional fruit desserts such as poached pears.