37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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Château Faugères

Designation Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Vineyard Size 37 ha
Soil type limestone plateau (asteria limestone subsoil) limestone and clay slope (limestone soil on clay-limestone molasse)
Vine varieties 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Planting density 6,600 vinestocks/ha
Average vine age 35 years
Vine growing conditions ploughing and inter-row grassing, debudding, thinning by hand
Pruning method double-guyot pruning
Grape harvesting manual harvesting using trays, sorting tables (one with optical sorting)
Vinification vats filled by gravity, cold prefermentary maceration, temperature-controlled wooden conical vats, slow vatting over a period of three weeks, 50% of the malolactic fermentation in new barrels
Maturing -
Ageing 50% in new French oak barrels, 50% in one wine barrels, for 14 months, no fining