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Château Faugères

The estate is located in the commune of Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse in the area Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux). It had been owned by the Esquissaud family since 1823 and was inherited by the Guisez family in 1987. In 2005 it was bought by the Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz, who is active in the fields of perfume, cosmetics, crystal, real estate, art trade and wine. He is also a wine collector; 35,000 wine bottles are stored in his private cellar. The estate also includes other wineries in Bordeaux (Château Cap de Faugères, Château de Chambrun, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey - one of the famous Premier Cru Classé wineries from the Bordeaux classification 1855, Château Rocheyron), as well as in Spain and Italy. The Château Faugères was completely renovated by 2009. The cellar, furnished with the latest technology, is the work of the well-known architect Mario Botta. Michel became a consultant Rolland and Count Stephan von Neipperg ( Château Canon-La-Gaffelière ) involved.

The establishment was classified as a "Grand Cru Classé" in 2012. The vineyards cover a total of 49 hectares of vines with the varieties Merlot (85%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Around 8 hectares of this are specially selected high-quality plots for the red wine Château Péby Faugères used (it is not an own winery). The management takes place after ecological sustainable rules or according to certified ISO 14001 environmental standards. The long-lived red wine is aged for 14 months in 50% new barriques. The second wine is called "Haut Faugères".

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