Chateau Figeac holds the distinguished status of Premier Grand Cru Classé B in the Saint-Émilion classification. It shares this honor with luminaries such as Château Pavie and Château Angélus. The classification not only positions it among Bordeaux's elite but also substantiates its esteemed reputation.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 2016, 2015
- Popularity Driver: Robust structure harmonized with nuanced elegance
- Highest Achievement: One of the largest vineyard holdings in Saint-Émilion
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Chateau Figeac's historical resonance dates back to the Roman era, reflecting centuries of rich winemaking heritage. The estate is currently owned by the Manoncourt family, with Frédéric Faye as the celebrated winemaker. Faye's contributions include implementing viticulture practices that embody a blend of tradition and modernity.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Spread over 40 hectares, the vineyard is unique for its gravel-rich soil and optimal sun exposure. The varietal composition of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, and 30% Merlot imparts a unique structure and complexity to the wine. The limited annual production adds a layer of exclusivity, marking these bottles as genuine collector's items.
Aging & Investment Value
With a potential aging window of over two decades, Chateau Figeac's wines offer exceptional investment value. The estate's commitment to quality over quantity ensures that each bottle not only appreciates in financial value but also in taste and structure.