Marks and reviews
In 1938, Louis Rapin acquired vineyards in the Montagne Saint-Émilion and Saint-Émilion appellations, including Château La Tour Figeac. Following the acquisition of various plots of vines in 1961, Louis Rapin renamed the estate Château La Rose Figeac. This Pomerol vineyard on Bordeaux’s Right Bank of has been managed by Nathalie Despagne since 2013. As soon as she arrived, Nathalie Despagne undertook numerous works to enable Château La Rose Figeac to shine in the Pomerol appellation.
Château La Rose Figeac 2022 is a Pomerol wine made from a vineyard of 4.56 hectares, of which 4.28 hectares are in production, located south-east of Pomerol on sandy-gravel soils typical of the appellation. Between ploughing, grassing and nature work, the plots of vines are on average 30 years old and have been cultivated organically since 2009, certified by Ecocert.
Winemaking and ageing
Hand-picked in crates, with sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar. Vinification by plot in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Cold pre-fermentation and rendering inert by carbon dioxide. Selection of indigenous yeasts from the best plots. Racking, punching down and delestage alternated over a wide range of hours. Maceration for 2 to 4 weeks, then the wine is run off into barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in barrels, 60% new and 40% one-wine barrels.
Château La Rose Figeac 2022 is a blend of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%).