30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet franc, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
1 to 15 October
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.