Château Fontaine - Fargues
Château Fontaine Sauternes is a small vineyard of 4-hectares in the commune of Fargues in the heart of the Sauternes appellation. It has been owned by Muriel and Jean-Noel Belloc since 2008. The vines are planted on a gravel outcropping with clay/limestone subsoil that was once the site of an ancient riverbed millions of years ago. The vineyard is planted with 90% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. The average age of the vines is 30 years old. Harvest takes place in successive tries or passages through the vineyard, assuring that only the over-ripe grapes touched by the botrytis cinerea are harvested.