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Petit Figeac (OWC if 6 btls) 2018

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 14.50% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

The second wine of the Château Figeac cru classé, Petit-Figeac is vinified with the same care and, as such, deserves all our attention. More info

In 2002, the Manoncourt family bought a 1.5-hectare plot from Axa Millésimes which was part of the historic Figeac vineyard in the 19th century. At the time of this acquisition, the wine produced was then marketed as "Château Petit Figeac". From 2012, Petit Figeac officially became Château Figeac's second wine. It benefits from all the care and attention given to the domain's great wine: manual harvesting, vinification and élevage in oak barrels (20% new) for 16 months. This wine is also subject to selection, the remaining juices being handed over to the wine traders. Supple, dense, deep and elegant with its coated tannins, it can be enjoyed up to 15 years after the vintage.

Petit Figeac (OWC if 6 btls)serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Civet de sanglier, Epaule d'agneau braisée, Filet de marcassin rôti.

Peak: 2022-2040

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Petit Figeac (OWC if 6 btls)

    Cuvée presentation

    In 2002, the Manoncourt family bought a 1.5-hectare plot from Axa Millésimes which was part of the historic Figeac vineyard in the 19th century. At the time of this acquisition, the wine produced was then marketed as "Château Petit Figeac". From 2012, Petit Figeac officially became Château Figeac's second wine. It benefits from all the care and attention given to the domain's great wine: manual harvesting, vinification and élevage in oak barrels (20% new) for 16 months. This wine is also subject to selection, the remaining juices being handed over to the wine traders. Supple, dense, deep and elegant with its coated tannins, it can be enjoyed up to 15 years after the vintage.

    Information about domain Château Figeac

    The property's history is linked to another Premier Grand Cru Classé: in the 1830s, a choice 30-hectare plot from Figeac's vineyard was sold and 20 years later became the illustrious Cheval Blanc. Of all Saint Emilion's wines, Château Figeac is considered to be the one most in the Médoc style. The reason is that, unlike most of the appellation's other Premier Grand Crus Classés, which are situated on clay-limestone soil, Château Figeac benefits from gravelly soil, similar to that in the Médoc. This geological configuration, so unusual for Saint Emilion, gives Figeac an exceptional elegance. Another distinction is that while most of the appellation is planted with Merlot as the dominant variety, Figeac has mainly Cabernet (35% Cabernet Franc and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon). However, these particularities are not the only reason for the property's success; man has without doubt played a role: from 1947, Thierry Manoncourt (who died in 2010) managed the property in a masterful fashion, always focusing on optimizing the quality of the harvests. Together with Châteaux Latour and Haut Brion, he introduced the stainless steel vat, and numerous technical procedures. The effect of these innovations quickly became apparent in the enhanced quality of the wines, and his example was followed by many of his contemporaries. From the 1990s, Thierry Manoncourt left the operational management of the property to his daughter Laure and son-in-law Eric d'Armon, but maintained a strong presence until his death in 2010. Since 2012, Château Figeac has started a new chapter. Jean-Valmy Nicolas is co-manager. Frédéric Faye, working for Figeac since 2002 is now director of the château, advised by the oenologist Michel Rolland.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Magnum
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: Yes
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Manoncourt
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: 2022-2040
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
    Petit Figeac (OWC if 6 btls)
    Petit Figeac (OWC if 6 btls)

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