Wine Chateau Figeac, Saint-Emilion AOC 1-er Grand Cru Classe, 2012
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The wine is dark garnet color.
Elegant, fresh, thin and thick taste of wine is revealed expressive bright colors currant, blackberry and plum, fine tannins and a long finish with excellent hints of spice and anise.
The wine has a rich aroma with notes of ripe black fruit, elegant shades of burnt oak and cocoa, light nuances of blackberry, fresh mushrooms, wild berries, earth and hazelnuts.
The wine goes well with tender venison, lamb chops, duck and mature cheeses.
Each vintage "Chateau Figeac," since 1961, aged for 18-20 months in new oak barrels, which "breathe" better than wine soaked tannins old. Due to the high percentage of Cabernet, Chateau Figeac has enough structure to absorb the flavors of oak on the palate leaving a light wood tones and keep fresh fruity notes. The high tannin content gives the wine an excellent storage potential, so drink "Château Figeac" is recommended after 4-5 years of aging, when the elegant and unique in their individual tastes fully reveal itself. Wine "Chateau Figeac" 2010 has the potential exposure until at least 2035.
History Shateau Figeac (Chateau Figeac) starts from the II century AD, from the Gallo-Roman period, when the estate was named after a certain Figeacus. In the Renaissance, were built preserved to this day a three-story mansion and one of the ancient towers. To the XVIII century manor for about 500 years belonged to the same family and was in possession of more than 200 hectares of land and vineyards. In the XIX century Chateau many times changed owners, who shared in the areas of estate and were selling them, this explains the emergence of several farms that have in its name the name of Figeac. Part of the land formerly belonging to Shateau Figeac, now owned by another famous Chateau - Chateau Cheval Blanc. Today Chateau Figeac takes about 40 hectares of land and is the largest winery Saint Emilion. The vineyards are located on a gravel plateau in the western part of the municipality, a difference in the composition of rocky soils from other farms St. Emilion, and contain a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, which is reflected in the style of wine farm, making them more saturated.