Château Figeac, Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, embodies the excellence of great Bordeaux wines the world over. Château Figeac has been owned by the Manoncourt family for over 120 years.
An illustrious benchmark among the great wines of Saint-Émilion, Château Figeac enjoys an exceptional location to the west of the appellation, on the edge of the Pomerol appellation. The estate's 40 hectares of vines are planted on 3 different gravelly hilltops. Respect for biodiversity, flora and fauna are at the heart of the estate's concerns.
Produced to the same exacting standards as the Grand Vin, Petit-Figeac is Château Figeac’s Second Wine. Under the impetus of Thierry Manoncourt, Château Figeac has been producing a Second Wine since 1945. From the 2012 vintage onwards, it takes the name of a historic plot of land, Petit-Figeac, located at the heart of the estate.
The 2022 vintage was characterised by drought and heat. Peak temperatures were reached as early as May, resulting in accelerated vine growth. The season was marked by cool nights and some welcome rain between June and July. These helped to avoid water stress. The combination of the estate's agro-ecological approach and the know-how of its teams meant that, despite these extreme conditions, the soil and fruit remained fresh.
Winemaking and ageing
Vinification without sulphur. Aged in oak barrels (30% new).
Cabernet Franc (21%)
Cabernet Sauvignon (21%)
The wine has a lovely garnet red colour with hints of lilac.
The nose is beautifully intense, revealing spicy, fruity fragrances. Its framework of liquorice black fruits is underpinned by notes of pepper.
A supple, fruity attack (redcurrants and raspberries) leads to a crisp, fresh mid-palate. The palate shines with its delicate, persistent and well-balanced finish.