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20 years after the founding of the Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion – Chateau Peby-Faugeres – the 2018 truly embodies a vintage that brings together all the characteristics of an exceptional year.
2018 will be remembered as a year of challenges, which began with turbulent conditions due to strong climatic contrasts. After the intense rainfall of the first six months of the year, a strong mildew pressure threatened the vineyard. Due to the conversion of Chateau Peby-Faugeres to organic viticulture, a process which began in 2017, the property's technical teams had to use all their energy and know-how to enable the vine to give the best of itself. A constant vigilance in the vineyard and close attention paid to each plot ensured a dazzling 2018 vintage for Chateau Peby-Faugeres.
Made from 100% Merlot, the Chateau Peby-Faugeres 2018 offers a pure expression of the great terroirs of Saint-Emilion. The vintage is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (100% new). Unanimously acclaimed by international critics, the Chateau Peby-Faugeres 2018 offers a magnificent definition of fruit, with great opulence and concentration. Savory and voluptuous, the palate presents juicy fruit, structured by ripe and perfectly integrated tannins. The minerality of the Saint-Emilion limestone terroirs appears with great nobility and intensity, while the development of the palate stretches forth into a persistent finish. A beautiful reference from Saint-Emilion in an exceptional vintage for Bordeaux.