Château Faugères, Grand Cru Classé of St. Emilion

Château Faugères occupies 37 hectares of homogeneous land. The vines are situated on a limestone plateau of asteria limestone subsoil. It is planted with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The average age of vines is 35 years and the planting density is 6,000 vinestocks per hectare.

 

Since 2012, Château Faugères has the status of Grand Cru Classé of St. Emilion.
The monumental winery, situated at the top of the plateau and overlooking Château Faugère was designed by Mario Botta.

 

Vats are filled by gravity. The maturation takes place in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% of second passage, for a period of 14 months.

The average production of Château Faugères is 65,000 bottles. The estate produces a second label named «Haut Faugères” which has an average production of 40,000 bottles.
 

Since 2005, the property is owned by Silvio Denz, a perfume designer, lover of fine wines and owner of the famous crystal glass making factory "Lalique". 

Mr. Denz also owns Château Péby Faugères (Grand Cru Classé of St. Emilion), Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (Premier Cru Classé of Sauternes), Château Cap de Faugères (Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux), Château Rocheyron (St. Emilion Grand Cru), in partnership with Peter Sisseck, and Agricola Montepeloso (Tuscany) in partnership with Fabio Chiarelotto.

Photos courtesy of Silvio Denz Vineyards

Photo credit: JB Nadeau

Photo credit: JB Nadeau

Photo credit: Hervé Lefebvre

Photo credit: Twin

Photo credit: Ph Caumes

Photo credit: Ph Caumes

Photo credit: Ph Caumes

Photo credit: Twin

Photos courtesy of Silvio Denz Vineyards

For more information please visit the official website of Château Faugères:

http://www.chateau-faugeres.com/chateau-appellation-saint-emilion-grand-cru-en/silvio-denz-saint-emilion.html