Domaine de Fontbonau

Jérôme Malet and Frédéric Engerer
Quartier Fontbonau 26770 Montbrison-sur-Lez
Tel. +33 475 040 024
Direct sale: No.

Jérôme Malet is a winegrower from Perpignan in Roussillon. Since 1992 he has owned  Domaine Sarda Malet, a family domain of 46 ha.

Frédéric Engerer is the director of Chateau Latour in Pauillac and in a firm in Burgondy bought by Latour in 2006,  Domaine d’Eugénie in Vosne-Romanée.

In 2008 Jérôme Malet and Frédéric Engerer together bought the place in Montbrison-sur-Lez. They have been friends from their childhood.

The property covers 42 ha of which 14 ha are planted with vines. By the purchase around 8 ha were with 70-years-old Grenache and 3 ha. with 30-years-old Syrah. In 2008 1 ha were planted with
Roussanne and Viognier and in 2009 further 0.7 ha. were planted with Cabernet Saugvignon
From 2013 the vineyards will be certified
agriculture biologique.

New cellars were ready in time for the harvest of 2009 .
The management of vineyards and cellar is in the hands of the oenological educated
Sophie Mage.


Cotes du Rhone Domaine de Fontbonau 
2009: Grenache (22 hl./ha.) and Syrah (10 hl./ha.)
Aged in barriques or demi-muids used for a year at Latour. 10% of the barrels are new.

Cotes du Rhone Les Chaux de Fontbonau
Second wine from the domain. Same vinification process as for the premier cuvée.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Lence de Fontbonau
2011: Roussanne and Viognier. Debut 2011. 


Jérôme Malet in his own cellar.

Frédéric Engerer presenting Latour.



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