Vintage 2019

With unusual weather conditions influencing the vine growth cycle, the strategic choices made by our team yielded a very great Château-Figeac. 2019 will remain a benchmark vintage in Figeac’s history, an absolutely exceptional wine showing balance, freshness and perfect maturity across the three grape varieties. The Cabernets are expressed in magnificent floral aromas and notes of fruit such as bilberry and Mara des Bois strawberry. A succulent and dense attack extends harmoniously into a caressing mid-palate enfolded in the texture of our Merlots. Balance remains throughout an exceptionally long finish on which the refined, mineral texture of the Cabernets takes wing on fruit-driven freshness.

With unusual weather conditions influencing the vine growth cycle, the strategic choices made by our team yielded a very great Château-Figeac. 2019 will remain a benchmark vintage in Figeac’s history, an absolutely exceptional wine showing balance, freshness and perfect maturity across the three grape varieties. The Cabernets are expressed in magnificent floral aromas and notes of fruit such as bilberry and Mara des Bois strawberry. A succulent and dense attack extends harmoniously into a caressing mid-palate enfolded in the texture of our Merlots. Balance remains throughout an exceptionally long finish on which the refined, mineral texture of the Cabernets takes wing on fruit-driven freshness.

Varietal mix

30% de merlot, 36% de cabernet franc et 34% de cabernet sauvignon

Harvest

13 September to 7 October

Vintage report

2019 started with alternating spring and winter conditions. An exceptionally cold spell in early May, with late frost, meant all hands on board; fortunately the vines suffered no damage. Dry and sunny weather set in from mid-June, enabling the vines to catch up the growth cycle in short order. The grapes matured slowly over the summer, favouring concentration of aromas and flavours. Freshness was preserved by moderate use of leaf-thinning, limiting the grapes’ exposure to the sun.

Picking started early at Figeac. The crop, though small, delighted us with its quality.

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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