Vintage 2018

CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018, the Symphonie Fantastique
The greatness of this vintage is embodied by the amazing harmony between the round and enveloping Merlot, the fresh and elegant Cabernet Franc, and the lace-textured, tender Cabernet Sauvignon.
The CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018 delivers here the perfect chord from its famous three grape varieties.

Château-Figeac sees the start of major works on the winery with preference being given, like-for-like, to local and regional firms.
In 2018, Château-Figeac was certified Level 3 HVE High Environmental Value label, renewed each year, a certification that focuses on the preservation of biodiversity.

CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018, the Symphonie Fantastique
The greatness of this vintage is embodied by the amazing harmony between the round and enveloping Merlot, the fresh and elegant Cabernet Franc, and the lace-textured, tender Cabernet Sauvignon.
The CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018 delivers here the perfect chord from its famous three grape varieties.

Harvest

from September 17th to October 12th 2018

Varietal Mix

- 37% Merlot
- 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 30% Cabernet franc

Vintage Report

In Saint-Emilion, heavy rainfall and storms persisted up to the beginning of summer necessitating even greater vigilance in the vines.

In April, higher than normal seasonal temperatures stimulated vine vegetation growth. Early, fast flowering began on May 25th. Harvesting dates were already expected to be around ten days earlier than normal.
From May to mid-July, a number of evening thunderstorms bringing hail occurred in the surrounding area. Figeac escaped damage each time.

Idyllic weather set in from mid-July until the end of the harvest.

With cloudless skies above them and soothed by the warm temperatures and dry atmosphere, the grapes finished their growth cycle and began their ripening process. Helped by these very favourable weather conditions, the veraison occurred at the beginning of August, once again indicating the precocity of the vintage.
In its solar waltz, the summer dried the earth, cleansed the vines and packed the grapes with sugar. The pips were a lovely dark-brown colour as early as the end of August, promising very fine tannins. This phenome-non is rarely observed by vine-growers. Thanks to constant vigilance in the vineyard and magnificent sum-mer weather, the vines remained in perfect health. With the grapes displaying balance and harmony, the ripeness of the crop reached optimal levels.

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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