Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES

St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

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Terroir

A unique world

Covering 7.45 hectares, Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES is located on a single clay-limestone hillside facing south-south-east.

A combination of an excellent geological profile and a superb microclimate due to the presence of the river and the cirque-shaped hillside, this terroir, identical to the southern slopes of St.-Émilion, is a unique world of which man is the custodian, intervening only to reveal its characteristics.

With the 2020 vintage, Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES has demonstrated its commitment to respecting nature by obtaining Organic Agriculture and HEV level 3 certification.

History

The Quintessence of Faugères

Péby Faugères, a red wine jewel in the Vignobles Silvio Denz portfolio, was born in 1998, named as a tribute to the property’s former owner Pierre-Bernard Guisez (whose nickname was Péby). Consisting of Faugères’ best plots of Merlot, the vines, planted in a single block on the ancient soil of the clay-limestone slopes in St.-Émilion, produced a wine that was soon recognized in its own right. Quickly joining the ranks of the cream of the appellation, its 2000 vintage, named “Legend of the Future”, was included in Robert Parker’s 24 best wines of Bordeaux, obtaining a perfect score of 100/100 in 2005 in his “Wine Advocate”.

Grape varieties

100% Merlot selection

The fruit of a unique terroir, Péby Faugères is also the expression of an ongoing quest for perfection in the vineyard and the winery, where it benefits from the expertise of oenologist Michel Rolland.

The vineyard, which began its conversion to organic production in 2017, successfully obtained Organic Agriculture certification with the 2020 vintage. In addition to the rigorous standards it shares with the other Vignobles Silvio Denz properties, this St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé has a policy of prioritizing quality over quantity. Every year, the harvest is subject to a draconian selection process, resulting in a highly reduced production of just 18 hectolitres per hectare. The annual 12,000 bottles of this 100% Merlot nectar are never enough to satisfy demand.

Portrait of Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES

St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

  • Recognized as a Grand Cru Classé in 2012
  • The quintessence of the Domaine de Faugères
  • Low yields: 22 hectolitres per plot, rigorous selection of berries
  • 100% Merlot
  • Organic Agriculture certification
  • High Environmental Value level 3 certification
  • South facing
  • Vines planted on hillsides
  • Second wine: Le Merle de Péby Faugères “Delicate nose with fresh woody notes, hazelnut and vanilla. Rich, velvety attack, offering spices (pepper, nutmeg) and ripe fruit. Pleasant chalky sensation on the palate with fine tannins.”

Highest award: 100 points from Robert Parker for the 2005 vintage

Dégustation

‘‘ Beautiful deep intense colour.
Intense nose of black fruit and truffles.
The palate is round and soft, with ultra-fine tannins and a velvety, flavour-packed finish. ’’

Technical sheet

Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES

St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Tasting Notes

Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES

St.-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Château PÉBY FAUGÈRES

Chateau Péby Faugères, Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse, France

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