Château Figeac - Petit Figeac

89 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Figeac - Petit Figeac - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Figeac - Petit Figeac

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Produced from a blend of 36% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 24% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Petit-Figeac is medium to deep garnet-purple colored. It sails out of the glass with open-knit scents of freshly crushed red and black plums, black cherries and boysenberries with touches of camphor, dark chocolate and cardamom. Medium-bodied, the palate has lovely freshness and plenty of juicy black and red fruits, framed by chewy tannins, finishing on a fragrant earth note.

Château Figeac is a renowned winery located in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. The winery has been producing exceptional wines for over 400 years, and their Petit Figeac is no exception. This wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, and is aged in oak barrels for 12 months.

The taste profile of Château Figeac - Petit Figeac is complex and elegant. On the nose, you will find aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a silky texture and flavors of dark fruit, spice, and a touch of tobacco. The tannins are well-structured, providing a long and satisfying finish.

The history of Château Figeac is rich and fascinating. The winery was founded in the 2nd century by the Figeacus family, and it has been passed down through generations ever since. In the 19th century, the winery was purchased by the Manoncourt family, who have continued to produce exceptional wines to this day. Château Figeac was one of the first wineries in Bordeaux to use stainless steel tanks for fermentation, and they have been at the forefront of innovation in winemaking ever since.

Château Figeac - Petit Figeac is a wine that can be enjoyed in a variety of settings. It pairs well with red meat, game, and strong cheeses, making it the perfect choice for a dinner party or special occasion. Alternatively, it can be enjoyed on its own, sipped slowly and savored, perhaps while sitting by a roaring fire on a cold winter's night.

In conclusion, Château Figeac - Petit Figeac is a wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning of wine connoisseurs. Its complex taste profile, rich history, and versatility make it a must-try for anyone who appreciates a good bottle of wine. So why not treat yourself to a bottle today and experience the magic of Château Figeac for yourself?

Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Saint-Emilion
Producer:
Château Figeac
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Château Figeac

Château Figeac

Château Figeac is a renowned wine producer located in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 2nd...

Château Figeac is a renowned wine producer located in the Saint-Émilion appellation of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a long and rich history dating back to the 2nd century AD when it was owned by the Figeacus family. In the 19th century, the estate was purchased by the Manoncourt family who have been the owners ever since.

Château Figeac is known for its unique style of wine production which combines the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate has a total vineyard area of 40 hectares, with the majority of the vines being over 35 years old. The vineyards are planted on a mixture of gravel and clay soils which provide excellent drainage and contribute to the unique character of the wines.

The wines produced by Château Figeac are known for their elegance, complexity, and longevity. The estate produces two main wines, the Château Figeac and the Petit-Figeac. The Château Figeac is the flagship wine of the estate and is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18-22 months and is known for its rich, complex flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry, and spice. The Petit-Figeac is a second wine produced by the estate and is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12-14 months and is known for its soft, fruity flavors of red berries and vanilla.

Château Figeac has received numerous accolades and awards over the years, including being named a Premier Grand Cru Classé in the Saint-Émilion classification. The estate is also known for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices, which contribute to the unique character and quality of the wines.

Overall, Château Figeac is a producer of exceptional Bordeaux wines that are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and collectors around the world. The estate's unique style of wine production, rich history, and commitment to sustainability make it a top choice for those looking for high-quality wines from the Saint-Émilion appellation.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Saint-Émilion

Saint-Emilion

Saint-Émilion is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a...

Saint-Émilion is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a history dating back to the Roman era.

The style of production in Saint-Émilion is heavily influenced by the region's unique terroir, which is characterized by limestone and clay soils. The grapes grown here are primarily Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Malbec and Petit Verdot also grown in smaller quantities.

The wines produced in Saint-Émilion are typically full-bodied and complex, with rich fruit flavors and a long, smooth finish. They are often described as having a velvety texture, with notes of blackberry, plum, and cherry, as well as hints of spice and oak.

One of the most notable features of Saint-Émilion wines is their aging potential. Many of the top wines from this appellation can be cellared for decades, developing even more complexity and depth over time.

The history of winemaking in Saint-Émilion dates back to the 8th century, when a monk named Emilion settled in the area and began producing wine. Over the centuries, the region's reputation for quality wine grew, and in 1955, Saint-Émilion was officially recognized as an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC).

Today, there are over 1,000 wine producers in Saint-Émilion, ranging from small family-owned estates to large commercial operations. Many of these producers are committed to sustainable and organic farming practices, ensuring that the region's unique terroir is preserved for future generations.

Overall, Saint-Émilion is a truly exceptional wine appellation, producing some of the finest red wines in the world. Whether you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, a bottle of Saint-Émilion is sure to impress.

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