Pressage à l'ancienne l'année 2010

The children see the grapes transported in trugs and then tread them with their feet

grape picking
Domaine de Fumel rouge 2009
Crushing grapes by foot
vendange à l'ancienne

With all the excitement of our new baby, we mustn't forget our other lovely wine

Terres de Fumel Rosé 2009

A beautifully light quaffable rosé, perfect for those warm summer evenings served nicely chilled around the swimming pool. Our regular 'aperos' with our guests in the evening have given us their appreciation of our rosé.

Domaine de Fumel AOC Bergerac rouge
And so the Domaine de Fumel Rouge 2009 is launched

Vendange à l'ancienne l'année 2010

The children learn how the grapes used to be picked by hand

gaec Monbecou
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Launch of Domaine de Fumel Wine


After many years of waiting, our vineyard, replanted 5 years ago with 100% Merlot vines, has produced its first full vintage of red wine. And what a year to choose - 2009 - reputed to be THE year and likely to outclass the great vintage of 1961.

Le Garennou
The launch programme!

First tastings reveal a deep, tannic and structured wine with good fruit, suggesting a wine that will benefit from ageing.

This deeply coloured wine has a wonderful nose and tastes of the ripe fruit of blackberries, blackcurrants with a lovely vanilla overtone. We are justly proud of both it and our Vigneron, Guillaume Barrou.

To launch it, Guillaume is holding a wine tasting at his brother Jean's house on September the Fourth. We look forward to hearing the comments of the people attending.

Bergerac Rouge 2009
Domaine de Fumel Rouge 2009
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