Château Figeac, Saint-Émilion, France

The plug

Sealing the oak barrel

This was the least-interesting wine visit of the week, but the wine was exceptional.

The dramatic château

The dramatic château

Oak barrels

Oak barrels

There was nothing wrong with the tour; there just wasn’t anything about the operations or history that stood out. I guess that’s probably a good thing when it comes to turning out a dependable product year after year!

The tasting area

The tasting area

Though the winery has changed hands many times, the current family has owned and operated it since the 19th century. They inhabit the château, which is closed to the public.

A bottle of the best recent vintage

A bottle of the best recent vintage

The winery did not have the vintage we wanted, but we ended up finding it in a wine shop in town.

The vats are raised to accommodate the fires that used to help control the temperatures.

The vats are raised to accommodate the fires that used to help control the temperatures.

It’s a little confusing driving around the area since there are many Figeacs. It turned out the previous family sold off parcels that became Petit-Figeac, le Mayne Figeac, La Tour Figeac, and Cheval-Blanc.

33330 Saint-Emilion

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