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Chateau le Grave Figeac, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2012

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Farming

Organic

Producer

Chateau Le Grave Figeac

Grape

Merlot/Cab Franc

Wine Type

Red

Country

France

Region

St Emilion Grand Cru AOC, Bordeaux

Vintage

2012

Alcohol

13%

Size

75cl

 

Aged for 12 months (on average) in concrete vats (1/3) and 228L barrels (1/3 new and 1/3 one wine) with one or two racking for the wines kept in barrels. No batonnage, light filtration if needed. Exactly what you want from St Emilion. plummy, smooth, delectable.

Notes on the producer

Château La Grave Figeac is a 6.5ha St-Emilion Grand Cru Domaine located on the Figeac plateau in the north west of the appellation, right on the border with Pomerol. Surrounded on all sides by Cheval Blanc, Figeac and La Conseillante, the vineyards are extraordinarily well placed. In order to extract as much potential of the spectacular terroir he is lucky to work with, Laurent decided to go a step further and switch to organic farming in the mid-2000s, obtaining certification for the 2012 vintage. The vines are about 45yo on average - this includes 1 ha of cabernet franc over 100yo - and yields are kept very low for the appellation (about 35hh on average) for a true expression of the Figeac terroir. His approach in the cellar is gentle and carefully measured, sulphur is only added after the malos, he carries out a sensitive élevage (part-ageing in cement), and the wines are aged in bottle until they start to open up.


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