Ch芒teau Fonbel

France, Bordeaux

Amongst the best value wines in St Emilion is Ch芒teau Fonbel. It is owned by Alain Vautier, owner of near-by Ch芒teau Moulin Saint Georges and Ch芒teau Ausone. The 16ha of vineyard are planted with a slightly atypical mix 鈥 there is 70% Merlot, nothing unusual for St Emilion; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, very high for St Emilion; 7% Petit Verdot, possibly the highest percentage in St Emilion; and 3% Carmen猫re, possibly the highest percentage in Bordeaux.