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Château Faugères

The estate is located in the municipality of Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse in the area Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux). It had belonged to the Esquissaud family since 1823, and in 1987 was inherited by the Guisez family. In 2005 it was bought by the Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz, who works in the fields of perfume, cosmetics, crystal, real estate, art trade and wine. He is also wine collector; 35,000 bottles of wine are stored in his private cellar. The property 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. Until the year 2009 a complete renovation of the Château Faugères took place. The cellar, furnished with the most modern techniques, is the work of the famous architect Mario Botta. As a consultant, Michel Rolland and Count Stephan von Neipperg ( Château Canon-La-Gaffelière ) involved.

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

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