Château Faugères 2017 - A.O.C Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé
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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Faugeres comes sashaying out of the glass with pretty kirsch, Black Forest cake and chocolate box scents followed by hints of rosehip tea, fallen leaves and cloves. Medium-bodied, the palate has a velvety texture and bags of perfumed fruit, finishing long and fragrant. The wine was aged in 50% new and 50% second fill French oak barrels for 15 months. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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This is built on well-buried chalky minerality that gives the core of plum and raspberry fruit a noticeable spine. Tobacco, sanguine and savory streaks fill in through the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2032. 3,833 cases made.
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A solid and layered red with blackberries, wet earth and spices. Cloves. Medium to full body, ripe tannins and a juicy finish.
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Vin fruité, élégant, frais, juteux, tannins ronds, belle finale graphite, équilibré.
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Fleshy and plush, round and rich, this wine is sweet, fruity, forward and should be great close to its release. The wine was made from a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Always a beautiful wine, the 2017 Château Faugères comes from 35-year-old vines located on the Saint-Emilion/Castillon border, on south-facing clay and limestone soils. A rough blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that will spend 15 months in 50% new oak, its deep purple color is followed by terrific notes of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, ground herbs, and spring flowers. With a beautiful elegance, nicely integrated acidity, and fine tannin, it shows the perfumed, classic style of the vintage and will keep for 10-15 years. Tasted twice.
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Château Faugères and Château Peby Faugères share a common history since 1823, when the Esquissaud family acquired the terroirs. In 1987 Pierre-Bernard Guisez inherits it: all the wine is then sold to a single trader of the place. Being involved with his wife Corinne in the life of their vineyards, they strongly print their search for quality and their will to make these beautiful terroirs what will quickly become, with the assistance of Michel Rolland, two of the jewels of the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. From 2000, the wines of Château Faugères and Château Péby Faugères are distinguished among the very first. For Robert Parker, Château Faugères 2000 is "one of the great revelations of the vintage".

In March 2005, Silvio Denz acquired it. Fragrance designer, wine lover, owner of Lalique, he is also the owner of two wine merchants in Switzerland (Zürich) including "Denz Weine" and Montepeloso in Italy (Tuscany). It is also associated in the Clos d'Agon, Spanish vineyard (Catalonia). Passionate about art, especially René Lalique's creations, he decided by buying Château Faugères to rely on exceptional limestone and clay-limestone soils to bring the wines of Château Faugères to the highest, by multiplying the research efforts of quality and promoting the expression of the great terroirs of Faugères. In 2012, Château Faugères becomes Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion.

Terroir of Château Faugères

The Château Faugères is made up of 37 hectares homogeneous of the most beautiful soils of Saint-Emilion: its vines are located on the limestone plateau composed of calcosols on limestone with asteri dating from the lower Oligocene, and on clay-limestone slopes facing south-west. South is in circus, made up of calcosols on clay and limestone mollasses of the Upper Eocene and the Oligocene. This land cultivated in sustainable natural viticulture has always been the object of great respect from its owners.

It is this beautiful terroir that Silvio Denz has chosen to promote by following closely, with his team, the vineyards of Château Faugères. Time, work, attentive care to accompany the evolution of the vegetative cycle and lead to optimal ripening of the grapes until the harvest.

The cellars of Château Faugères

The monumental winery designed by Mario Botta and located at the top of the plateau, opposite the Chartreuse 18 th of Château Faugères, blends harmoniously into this landscape classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mario Botta, the Master of Light and Gravity, knew how to make Château Faugères' winery a masterful work of art, a veritable cathedral of wine. For him, "the project establishes a comparison between the" rational "architecture built by man and the" natural "evolution of the landscape in order to promote mutual enrichment". For Silvio Denz, the goal of the new winery is to constantly strive for the quality of wines at all stages of production through the use of the most advanced technologies. The specifications were defined in collaboration with Michel Rolland, the absolute priorities being the capacity, layout and optimization of internal procedures.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Faugères
  • Type of wine
    Grand Cru Classé
  • Appellation
    Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
  • Superficy
    37 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    50% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2040
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Grand Cru Classé) from Saint-Emilion Grand Cru is made with a vineyard that has an area of 37 hectares by Château Faugères. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 15 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 50% of new barrels.


If the name of Saint-Emilion shelters a fortified historic village registered in the World heritage of UNESCO, it also counts two appellations of controlled origin of world fame. Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion Grand Cru (in this appellation, the wines can benefit from the mentions Grand Cru Classé or Premier Grand Cru Classé). Geographically intertwined, these two appellations enjoy a tremendous diversity of soils and subsoils and give wines of a great variety: supple, powerful, fine, fruity or mineral. If the areas of these two appellations merge, only the best wines are entitled to the Grand Cru appellation. All of them carry the values ​​of conviviality, authenticity and high quality.