Château Les Fougères

The vineyard can be found below the commune of Saint-Emilion, on the alluvial plain bordering the Dordogne. It is split into three plots: to the northwest of the villages of Saint-Hippolyte and Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, and to the southwest in the Saint-Pey d'Armens area.

Type of soil

Sandy, clay-limestone soils



Age of the vineyard

40 years

Area of the vineyard

8 hectares

Grape varieties

75% Merlot
12,5% Cabernet Sauvignon
12,5% Cabernet Franc

Plantation density

5000 to 6000 vines/hectare

Vine cultivation

Mixed Guyot pruning
Integrated pest management
Operations: leaf thinning and green harvesting


Mechanical harvesting


Plot selection.
Traditional Bordeaux vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats.
Pre-fermentation cold maceration.
3 to 4 pumping over operations per day during fermentation.
Post-fermentation maceration lasting for two weeks.

Tasting notes & serving suggestions

The nose reveals red fruit and blackberry notes. a well-balances palate displaying plum and morello cherries, with a slightly smoky finish.

Serve with meat and sauce dishes such as a lamb shank.

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