Exuding a deep crimson color, the Chateau Figeac is a Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux from St. Emilion. It’s made with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varietals, and ahs an ABV of 13%. This wine is in the top one percent of wines in the world, and in the top one percent of wines from Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
It’s distinctively rich on the nose with floral aromas. On the palate, it’s dry and smooth, with a silky texture and notes of dried fruit, plum, cherry, and hints of oak.
A silky-smooth red wine, the Chateau Figeac is perfect to enjoy with pork dishes, like grilled pork chops or braised pork. It’s also brilliant with lamb chops or a very good steak. Try it with poultry, as well, like a roast chicken or a roast duck dish. It’s also good to pair with rich tomato-based pastas.
With roots tracing back to the 2nd century, Chateau Figeac originated as a Gallo-Roman villa with the estate attached, named and owned by a certain Figeacus. Andre Villepigue became its owner, inheriting it from his father-in-law, Henri de Chevremont, who bought it in 1892.
Its modern history begins with Thierry Manoncourt, grandson of Andre Villepigue. Under his leadership, Chateau Figeac rose to be a prominent Saint-Emilion estate. He was dedicated and actively involved until he passed in 2010. He left the estate in good hands, having handed over the reins to his son-in-law, Comte Eric d’Aramon in the 1980s.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.