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The elegance and aromatic expression of a Pessac-Léognan red wine
Château de Fieuzal has been owned by Brenda and Lochlann Quinn since 2001. Originally from Ireland, they perpetuate the authentic expression of this terroir with great dynamism and passion from one vintage to another, giving the wines of Château de Fieuzal their unique signature style. The vineyard is located on a typical terroir of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, favourable conditions for the typical Bordeaux grape varieties.
This Graves Cru Classé watches over an exceptional vineyard of 68 hectares of red and 10 hectares of white vines. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted on a terroir made up of fine soil covered with gravel.
The mild and particularly wet winter gave way to a spring that was also marked by heavy rainfall until the end of May, when flowering began. Although May and June were marked by good weather conditions, the summer was characterised, with the exception of the second half of July, by numerous stormy episodes, leading to a long veraison period. A hot and dry climate set in at the end of August for 4 weeks, alternating with cool nights. The grapes harvested boasted a great quality and revealed a beautiful concentration.
Château de Fieuzal 2014 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).
Château de Fieuzal 2014: Characteristics and tasting tips
Dense purple colour with brilliant highlights.
The pure and elegant nose blends fragrances of raspberries, wild berries and spices with notes of macerated cherries and a subtle hint of vanilla from the ageing process.
The attack possesses a seductive delicacy and unctuousness. Silky tannins, with a beautiful persistence, the impressive palate offers a tense finish (like a dry white wine) promising a lengthy ageing potential.