Vintage 2013

A new chapter was opened in 2013 with two appointments and a reorganisation. The Manoncourt family appointed Frédéric Faye, a 32-year-old agricultural engineer who had been at the estate for about ten years, as Managing Director, and Jean-Valmy Nicolas, 39, co-manager of the family estate La Conseillante at Pomerol, as strategic adviser and co-manager with particular responsibility for marketing and for upskilling the business as a whole. This was followed by a reorganisation and reinvigoration at all levels, going hand-in-hand with a determination to understand and showcase Château-Figeac’s exceptional identity.

Château-Figeac is the only First Classified Growth estate in Saint-Emilion to have preserved natural areas of this size and diversity.

A new chapter was opened in 2013 with two appointments and a reorganisation. The Manoncourt family appointed Frédéric Faye, a 32-year-old agricultural engineer who had been at the estate for about ten years, as Managing Director, and Jean-Valmy Nicolas, 39, co-manager of the family estate La Conseillante at Pomerol, as strategic adviser and co-manager with particular responsibility for marketing and for upskilling the business as a whole. This was followed by a reorganisation and reinvigoration at all levels, going hand-in-hand with a determination to understand and showcase Château-Figeac’s exceptional identity.

Varietal mix

30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet franc, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvest

1 to 15 October

Vintage report

The capricious weather that marked the 2013 vintage means that it will be remembered as one of the most challenging in Bordeaux in the last 20 years. For the teams at Château-Figeac, it required unrelenting attention and quick thinking. The three different grape varieties and the varied contours of the Figeac plots helped to spread the weather risk. Highly precise work in the vineyard kept it free of disease and encouraged even and full ripening by harvest-time.
More challenging conditions with rain in September entailed further interventions, such as eliminating the last clusters with unripe grapes or imperfections. All threats of disease were managed efficiently, thanks to daily monitoring and decisions taken at the right time in accordance with the principles of sustainable vineyard management.

2013 at Figeac

A policy of environmental certification was introduced in 2013 in order to strengthen and give formal expression to “self-evident” commitments already deeply rooted in the Figeac culture.

Wine cabinet

With epithets like “unforgettable”, “sublime” or “outstanding”, some wines define our tastes in the same way as certain dates overturn our lives…
Like members of the same family, necessarily different yet necessarily close, each vintage of Château-Figeac is the reflection of a year which tells a whole story… It is one of the great riches of our wines, closely linked to the irreplaceable terroir and the choices made by the winemaker.
In our wine cabinet, we recount a selection of vintages, each with its own story. If you are curious about another vintage, please ask us…

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