Fugue de Nénin 2016 - A.O.C Pomerol
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90.5 sur 100 based on 4 Average rating of the Experts
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90.5
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Experts Reviews

90/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
90/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
92-93/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

Blended of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Fugue de Nenin reveals plum preserves, baked black berries and black cherries with wafts of cigar box and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, plush and packed with black fruit and minty layers, it finishes long.
90
points on 100
This has a seductive feel, with velvety plum and raspberry compote notes stretching from start to finish while light floral, anise and apple wood accents chime in and out. Nice integration through the finish. Best from 2022 through 2032. 6,250 cases made.
90
points on 100
A full and juicy red with plums and dark berries plus hints of stones and minerals. Round and generous. Second wine of Nenin... and even better than the 2015!
92-93
points on 100
79% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and only 25% new oak. They downgraded a 71-year-old, 2-ha plot of Cabernet Franc to Fugue in 2016. Pale rim and mid purplish crimson. Pure, direct, very fresh nose. Excellent nose but a tiny bit stringy on the end. A very good second wine but not a grand vin. Good persistence.
16.5
points on 20

Description

On the eve of the 1997 harvest, Jean-Hubert Delon purchased Château Nénin, which had belonged to his cousins, the Despujol family, since 1847. A major restructuring was immediately undertaken.The pruning and trellising methods were reviewed, the land was drained, the vines were replanted or uprooted, and the equipment modernized. The ageing and storage cellars were extended and completely re-fitted, and air conditioning was added. A new vat room, furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, was built thereby completing the total transformation of the property.


View of Château Nénin cellars



A Great Pomerol Terroir

Château Nénin's vineyards grow on a single block of land with the exception of one plot. In Pomerol, where it is rare for an estate to exceed 10 hectares, Château Nénin's vineyard is considered very large, with 32 hectares of vines in production. As a consequence, its terroir includes the many, diverse soils that characterize Pomerol. It is mainly made up of Oligocene deposits covered by Dordogne alluvial gravelly formations; siliceous clay and gravel, quartz, granite, iron-deposits and basalt pebbles. Château Nénin's vineyards grow on the great clay-gravel terroirs of the Pomerol Plateau.


Map view of the Château Nénin terroir




The second wine of Nénin

Fugue de Nénin a été créée et commercialisée dès 1997. Fugue provient des terroirs sablo-argileux présents sur la moitié est du vignoble du Château ainsi que des jeunes vignes plantées sur les grands terroirs du plateau. Ce deuxième vin est l’expression typique du charme de Pomerol. Fugue est une référence à l’univers musical ; c’est une répétition du thème principal. Cette interprétation prend tout son sens à la dégustation, tant Fugue s’accorde avec les tonalités de son aîné tout en offrant une expression divertissante et séduisante. Les vins sont ronds et soyeux et peuvent se déguster plus rapidement que ceux du Grand Vin.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Nénin
  • Type of wine
    Second wine
  • Appellation
    Pomerol
  • Superficy
    32 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    20 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    25% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2036
  • Wine apogee
    2029
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second wine) from Pomerol is made with a vineyard that has an area of 32 hectares by Château Nénin. The average age of the vines is 20 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 25% of new barrels.

Pomerol

The birth of viticulture in Pomerol was marked in the 12th century by the installation of the order of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, who built a hospice in Pomerol serving as a stopover for pilgrims on their way to Saint Jacques de Compostela . The vineyard is attested from the Middle Ages, mentioned among the destruction of the Hundred Years War. The Pomerol vineyard is favored by the proximity of the town of Libourne, which has a small port for exporting wines.
The Pomerol vineyard is located on the plateau descending in successive terraces towards the Isle Valley, at the confluence of the Dordogne.
The soil of this plateau is formed on the surface of more or less compact gravel; clay and sandy. Everywhere the basement contains iron oxides which are called in the iron grime region.