Château Faugères



Owner: SARL Château Faugères

Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Surface area: 37 hectares

Soil: limestone plateau (asteria limestone subsoil) dating back to the upper Oligocene; limestone and clay slope (limestone soil on clay-limestone molasse) dating back to the upper Eocene and Oligocene.

Grape varieties: 85 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Average age of vines: 35 years

Planting density: 6,000 vinestocks/hectare

Cultivation and harvesting: "guyot double" pruning, plowing and inter-row grassing, debudding, leaf-stripping and thinning by hand, manual harvesting using trays, sorting tables, with one for optical sorting.

Environmental integrity:
natural sustainable viticulture (integrated farming). ISO 14001 environmental certification obtained in 2009.

Vinification: vats filled by gravity, cold prefermentary maceration, temperature-controlled wooden conical vats, 50% of the malolactic fermentation in new barrels, slow vatting over a period of three weeks.

Consultant oenologist: Michel ROLLAND

Maturing: 50% in new French oak barrels, 50% in one wine barrels, for 14 months.

Average production: 65,000 bottles (first wine)

Second wine:
Haut Faugères