Composed of , the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Petit Figeac reveals notes of warm cherries, red currant jelly, aniseed and forest floor with touches of wild blueberries and blackberries. Medium-bodied, very finely crafted, elegant and refreshing, it fills the mouth with open-knit red and black fruits, finishing with a velvety texture paving the way.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 17/02/2018
32% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc
The second wine of the Château Figeac cru classé. In 2002, the Manoncourt family bought a 1.5-hectare plot from Axa Millésimes which was part of the historic Figeac vineyard in the 19th century. From 2012, Petit Figeac officially became Château Figeac's second wine. The grapes are manual harvested and vinified in oak barrels (20% new) for 16 months. This wine is also subject to selection, the remaining juices being handed over to the wine traders.
Of all Saint Emilion's wines, Château Figeac is considered to be the one most in the Médoc style. The reason is that, unlike most of the appellation's other Premier Grand Crus Classés, which are situated on clay-limestone soil, Château Figeac benefits from gravelly soil, similar to that in the Médoc. This geological configuration, so unusual for Saint Emilion, gives Figeac an exceptional elegance. Another distinction is that while most of the appellation is planted with Merlot as the dominant variety, Figeac has mainly Cabernet (35% Cabernet Franc and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon).