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The complexity and smoothness of a red wine from Pomerol
From 1938 onwards, Louis Rapin acquired vineyards in the Montagne Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion appellations, including those of Chateau La Tour Figeac. Following the acquisition of various plots of vines in 1961, Louis Rapin renamed the estate Chateau La Rose Figeac. This Pomerol vineyard on the right bank of Bordeaux has been managed by Nathalie Despagne since 2013. As soon as she took on this role, Nathalie Despagne carried out extensive work to elevate Chateau La Rose Figeac and enable it to shine in the Pomerol appellation.
Chateau La Rose Figeac 2021 is a Pomerol wine made from a 4.56-hectare vineyard, located in the southeast of Pomerol on typical sandy-gravel soils. With the ploughing, grassing and green work, the plots of vines, aged 30 years old on average, are cultivated in an organic manner, certified by Ecocert since 2009.
Manual harvesting. Sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar in a densimetric sorter. Traditional and parcel-based vinification. Cold pre-fermentation vatting for 3 days. Thermo-regulated alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Racking, delestage and light punching of the cap. Maceration for 2 to 3 weeks before running off for malolactic fermentation in 225 and 500 litre barrels. Pigeage of the Cabernets in 60 hl tanks. Aged in barrels (60% new, 20% in second-fill barrels, 20% in 500 liter barrels for the whole vinification process).
Cabernet Franc (20%).
Chateau La Rose Figeac 2021: Characteristics and tasting tips
Delicate and with a pleasant length, this Pomerol wine reveals a delicate fruity expression as well as a silky feel.