Most likely merlot (Chateau Richelieu, Bordeaux)

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Bunches of ripe grapes. Chateau Richelieu, Fronsac, Bordeaux, France


Chateau de Richelieu, Fronsac, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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The Chateau Richelieu estate is located in Fronsac, in the Libournais in Bordeaux. It was bought some years ago by a group of Dutch and French investors but has recently been sold to a Chinese company. The winery and chateau needed renovation and investment when it was acquired and with constant efforts it has been transformed into a beautiful property. The wines are designed and packaged to attract an international market, rather than the more traditional and conservative French consumers. Fronsac is one of the lesser known appellations in the Bordeaux region, but a wine country where one can find some very interesting and affordable wines. The vineyards are mainly planted with the merlot grape variety and with some cabernet franc and malbec. Winemaking in the winery is relatively modern with e.g. thermo-regulated tanks.

The chateau and winery was acquired by a Chinese company a few years back. The wine will apparently only be distributed in china.

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Bordeaux Fronsac Chateau Richelieu stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson


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