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The back side of Chateau Figeac in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux with vineyard in the foreground
Chateau Figeac, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Chateau Figeac is the biggest vineyard and property in Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. The vineyards cover some 40 hectares on the plateau of Saint Emilion. It is the property of the Manoncourt family, having been brought to international fame by the charming Thierry Manoncourt. Today it is run by his son-in-law Eric d'Aramon. The property has been classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé B in the St Emilion classification.
The vineyards are unusual in Saint Emilion in that the soil is predominantly gravel. Therefore the grape variety blend is different from what is common in Saint Emilion. Chateau Figeac has approximately a third each of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot (a slight preference for the cabernets).
The grapes are picked by hand at Chateau Figeac and vinified traditionally in the winery next to the chateau. Fermentation is in large wooden vats supplemented by stainless steel tanks. The wines spend a substantial amount of time ageing in oak barrels, a large portion of which are renewed every year.
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Bordeaux Saint Emilion Chateau Figeac - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson