Chateau Haut-Faugeres Grand Cru St.Emilion 2014
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The Haut-Faugeres is the second wine of Château Faugères and is a blend of 85 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc, 5 % Cabernet Sauvignon. As the second label of Château Faugères, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé since 2012, the management of the vineyard and winemaking process are the same. The vines are on average 20 years old producing a yield of 27 hl/ha on average. The harvest is hand-picked and sorted twice at the cellar. Once the grapes are destemmed, the must will undergo a pre-fermentation skin maceration at 10°C for 3 to 4 days to extract colour, flavours and structure. The fermentation will last about 3 weeks at 28°C to 30°C in conical oak vats. The wine will then be aged in French oak barrels for 14 months which are one and 2 years old.
The 37 hectares of vineyards of Château Haut-Faugères are situated in Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse of Saint Emilion on a limestone plateau of asteria limestone subsoil, dating back to the lower Oligocene, and clay and limestone slopes facing south-southeast in a circular formation, with limestone soil on clay and limestone molasse from the upper Eocene and Oligocene. It offers exceptional terroirs for the development of great wines.
The Haut-Faugeres is a stunning wine which is characterised by its freshness and harmony. This generous wine has a beautiful structure, silky tannins and has great ageing potential