11 Ratings
Château Arnauton Fronsac

Wine Details



Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Percentage Grape: 100% Merlot

Soil: This is a 20-hectare vineyard situated on southfacing hillsides to the east of the Fronsac appellation where the soils are a mix of clay and limestone. Plantation is 5,555 vines/ha with an average age of 30 years.

Date of Harvest: between September 20th and 30th

Vinification Method: four-day cold soak at 12° C, the juice was fermented in cement tanks with a 20-day cuvaison. The technique of microbullage was used both during fermentation (under the cap) and during aging in barrel. read more...Consequently, the wine was not racked at all during its time in barrel.

Type of Wood: oak

Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 %

Aging Time: 12 months (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (1-100) - Parker 87-88 (2008)
  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2013