With its pedigree style, CHATEAU-FIGEAC epitomises the elegance of the great wines of Bordeaux.
The wine’s individual character is drawn from an outstanding, complex terroir, characterised by three Gunzian gravel outcrops. Made from a grape composition of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot, its Cabernet majority is one of its features.Its unique style gradually shows through and develops over time.
Some vintages, such as the 2001 can be enjoyed in the first years; however, CHATEAU-FIGEAC is recognized for its ability to age for many years. Numerous legendary vintages, such as 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 2005, 2009 and 2010 testify to this. This great wine displays a distinctive rich nose that has wonderful aromatic complexity.
On the palate, the Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lovely floral aromas in the first year then, as the wine ages, great structure on the palate. The Cabernet Franc brings lots of freshness in the tannins, and the Merlot contributes roundness and flesh. The attack on the palate is clean, the texture is silky, and the complexity elegant.
The characteristic freshness of FIGEAC is underpinned by great length of flavour. With its long ageing potential, the wine goes on in time to reveal hints of forest floor, leather, cigar-box and liquorice –always with its hallmark elegance.
The savoir-faire exercised in FIGEAC’s wine-growing has been developed from a mix of tradition and innovation, underpinned by science-based methods.
Since the 1950s, FIGEAC’s wine-growing has been environmentally-friendly and based on careful observation of the vines and on surveys carried out using the latest techniques. These methods are practised by all of the wine-growing team who, as wine artisans, watch over 240,000 vines with the greatest care to ensure the production of the best possible grapes, which is a pre-requisite for the making of a great wine.
These wine artisans apply the same care and precision in the cellars to preserve FIGEAC’s distinctive style. In order to bring out the best in every vintage, an individualised approach is adopted, ensuring that the complexity of the terroir is clearly expressed in the wine.
The teams working in the vines and cellars function in perfect synergy, sharing a common passion and one aim: to achieve an outstanding wine in every vintage.