88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet franc. The terroir is a mix of gravel, clay, and sand with some iron in the soil. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel, temperature-controlled vats. The wine is aged in 30% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Fugue de Nénin was created and first sold in 1997. Fugue comes from sandy-clay soils found in the eastern part of the Château's vineyards, as well as from the young vines. This second wine is a typical example of the charm of Pomerol. Fugue is a reference to music; it means a repetition of the main theme. This name makes sense when you taste the wine - Fugue complements the tonalities of its older sibling extremely well, while providing its own attractive and entertaining rendition. The wines are smooth and silky and can be enjoyed earlier than those of the Grand Vin.