Château Jean Faux

Bordeaux Supérieur

From this magnificent estate is born a powerful wine, with a deep colour and a fruity nose which is not too marked by wood and vanilia nuances.

Size: Bottle
Price Range
Wine Specator
87-90/100
James Suckling
87-88/100
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Château Jean Faux is an old estate whose the origins back to the Middle age.

Quoted in the Feret since 1850, as producing 120 tons of high quality wine, the terroir of Jean Faux is like its prestigious neighbor of Saint Emilion. It is mostly composed of clay-limestone coasts exposed South & South West.

Cooper, globe-trotter, wine-lover, Pascal Collotte travel the vineyard around the world for over 15 years, when he discovers Château Jean Faux. He decides with his wife Chrystel to acquire the château in order to restore its cachet.

Millésimes

2012

Appellations

Bordeaux Supérieur

Superficie du vignoble

12,3 ha

Age moyen du vignoble

25 years

Encépagement

80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc

Méthodes Culturales

ploughing, débuddind, leaf removal and green harvest

Vendanges

manual and in crates

Vinification

in stainless steel vats with prefermentary cold maceration, Bled from 10 to 15 % of the volume, micro-oxygenation, vatting from 20 to 30 days following the vintage year

Élevage

12 months in French oak barrels whose 50% in oak barrels and 50% in wine barrels. Starring on the lees

Prix Rang

€€

Conditionnement

Bottle

From this magnificent estate is born a powerful wine, with a deep colour and a fruity nose which is not too marked by wood and vanilia nuances.

Right from the start, a massive volume captures the palate with a soft roundness that envelops a solid tannic structure. A bottle to keep in cellar (3 years minimum), or to enjoy now.

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