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Château Jean Faure

The estate is located in Saint-Emilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux) right next to the Château Cheval Blanc, It was founded in the late 18th century. Among other things, it was owned by Madame Loubat or her heirs, who used to be that too Château Petrus belonged. The completely dilapidated property was bought in 2004 by Olivier Decelle, who made major investments in changes in the vineyard and cellar, and the well-known consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt (* 1963) engaged. Among other things, the floors were fixed with rocks and drainage channels were built. Horses are now used instead of tractors. The renovation was completed in 2008.

The vineyards are managed according to the rules of the Biodynamic viticulture, The company was classified as "Grand Cru Classé" again in 2012 (after being classified in 1985). The vineyards cover 18 hectares of vineyards planted with the varieties Cabernet Franc (54%), Merlot (40%) and Cot (6%). The high proportion of Cabernet Franc is unusual compared to the other companies in the area. The long-lived red wine is aged for 18 months in 60% new barriques.

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