In 2000, Dany and Michel Rolland, still seeking out quality and new experiments, placed plastic sheeting on the soil between the rows of vines on some plots in Château Fontenil to prevent rain penetration during the month preceding the harvest.

With all the care taken on the vineyard, on the beautiful rolling terroir of the Fronsac appellation, the Fontenil grapes provide powerful wines with ripe, harmonious tannins – especially in dry years.