Chateau Jean Faure St Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2014

Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux, St Emilion
Grape Variety: 50% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot, 5% Malbec
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Balanced temperatures in the day and cool at night
Terroir: Vines grow on a varied plot of light siliceous and thick stoney-gravel soils, resting upon a ferruginous hardened sandy layer
Ageing: Manual harvest in crates. Vinification with 100% whole berries. 40% aged in new barrels , 40% in one-year-old barrels, and 20% in casks for 18 months

Color: Strong violet color, with purple and lilac tints
Nose: Tender, mild, refined and fruity nose
Palate: Velvety on the palate with charming tannins. The beautiful finish comprises notes of well-ripened berries and fruit tea

About the Winery:
Chateau Jean Faure’s history as a winegrowing estate dates back to the 16th century. It is named after its owner Jehan Faure, who at the time was a resident of Saint-Emilion and a member of the town council of Libourne. Jean Faure’s great terroir is first and foremost a historic terroir, a property anchored to its territory for close to 600 years and only belonging to six families during this period.

Château Jean Faure has consistently spanned the eras whilst maintaining its surface area since the beginning of the 19th century. In 1893, the winery was first recognized as a 1st growth of Saint Emilion.

Since then, Château Jean Faure became known for producing remarkable Bordeaux wines that have a distinctive finesse and extremely developed bouquet. In 2004, the arrival of Olivier Decelle has given new impetus to the estate, and led the winery to attaining the status of Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe once again.