Château Fombrauge is a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru property. It is the largest Grand Cru Classé property in the appellation, with a 59-hectare (143-acre) vineyard, and like many others in the region, has a Merlot-dominant blend. All of these factors contribute to a fresh and abundant wine that is best after at least five years of bottle ageing. Its sprawling vineyard means that it has a diverse range of soils that include chalky clay on limestone to iron-rich deposits and molasse soils. Fombrauge therefore has a highly complex terroir which is unusual for the appellation. Today the vineyards are planted with c.85% Merlot and c.15% Cabernet Franc, with the vines averaging about 30 years of age.