Saint Emilion Protected Designation of Origin and First Great Growth B status
Chateau Figeac is located 35 km East of the Bordeaux region (on the right bank of the river). It's surrounded by Chateaux Cheval Blanc, La Tour Figeac, Lamarzelle and La Dominique. Chateau Figeac is a Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B, property of the Manoncourt family since 1892. This 40-hectare vineyard is grown according to the sustainable winegrowing principles. 6,000 vine stocks/ha grow on a plateau composed of deep sandy-gravel and clay-gravel knolls. The vineyard is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Cabernet Franc (35%), and Merlot (30%). These vines are about 45 years old. It is a quite uncommon vineyard, as the grape varieties growing there are almost equal in proportion.
Domaine Figeac produces two red wine cuvees. The first cuvee is called "Le Grand Vin de Figeac", while the second one is labelled "Petit Figeac". The “Grand Vin de Figeac” is a ruby-coloured wine, full of fruit and menthol flavours, with black fruit, cedar and aromatic herbs notes. This Grand Vin is a greatly balanced wine, and can be appreciated in its youth, even though it's got a great ageing potential. It reaches its best between its 6th and 15th years in the cellar (and can be stored up to 25 years for the greatest vintages). "Petit Figeac" is the estate's second wine: more accessible, not as concentrated as the “Grand Vin de Figeac”, it's made from younger vines. It can age from 4 to 10 years at the most. Since 2013, the renowned oenologist Michel Rolland has been helping Chateau Figeac in its quest for perfection. He has advised them to vinify the grapes at a higher ripeness. The greatest vintages of the last decades are 2015, 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, and 1982. Wine enthusiasts know how original a Chateau Figeac wine can be and how the vintages produced before 2015 are good value for money. That's why these bottles are absolutely first worthy.
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