Which came first? The egg or the wine? (Chateau Fieuzal, Bordeaux)

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Egg shaped tank used in hot years for sauvignon blanc chateau fieuzal pessac leognan graves bordeaux france


Chateau de Fieuzal, Graves, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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Chateau de Fieuzal is a winery in the Pessac-Léognan region in Bordeaux, France. Pessac-Léognan is a sub region (or a break-out district, if you prefer) of Graves, just south of the city of Bordeaux. Fieuzal makes both red and white wines. The reds are made from cabernet sauvignon (dominant), cabernet franc, merlot, and petit verdot. For the white wines they use sauvignon blanc and sémillon grapes. Since the early 2000s Chateau de Fieuzal is owned by a rich Irish banker, Lochlann Quinn and his family.

They have 48 ha of vineyards: 39 ha planted with red grape varieties and 9 ha of white. The vineyards are managed by lutte raisonnée (“sustainable winegrowing”), with as little chemical spraying as possible. The soil is mainly the typical gravely-sandy soil of the Graves region. The winery itself is newly renovated and very impressive. It has a barrel room for aging of the red wines and another hall for the whites. For the whites they are doing some experimentation with the egg-shaped “biodynamic” (as some call it) fermentation tanks.

The winery is managed by the French winemaker Stephen Carrier.


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Bordeaux Graves Chateau de Fieuzal - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson

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