Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe Chateau Figeac – Vintage 2007

Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe Chateau Figeac – Vintage 2007

A great wine is produced at the Figeac estate -a First Great Classified Growth since 1954.

Its hallmark characteristics of elegance, freshness and harmony are recognised the whole world over.

Already pleasant in its youth, Figeac gradually reveals its complexity over time to offer a wide range of sensations in the glass and always moments of great thrill and emotion.

Château FIGEAC is a family-owned estate covering 54 hectares (133 acres), of which 40 (99 acres) are dedicated to vine-growing. Located to the west of Saint-Emilion, close to the boundaries of Pomerol, its 3 mounds of Güntzian gravel give the vineyard its identity and its grape variety composition.
The making of this great wine begins with painstaking work in the vines which adheres to the principles of environmentally-friendly integrated crop management to produce grapes of great complexity that mirror the amazing terroir of FIGEAC.
The wine-making methods allow the grapes to express elegance in the wine.
Harmonious and elegant, FIGEAC reveals lovely balance even in its youth. Its long ageing potential is one of the greatest of all the top Bordeaux growths.

Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Classification: 1st Great Classified Growth
since the classification was first set up in 1954
Landscape relief: 3 mounds
Soil type: Guntzian gravel
Grape variety composition: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon,
35% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot
Hand-harvested
Traditional ageing
Oak and stainless steel vats
Duration of ageing: 15 to 18 months
100% new barrels
Average annual production: 120,000 bottles

Source: http://chateau-figeac.com/