Chateau Fayau Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux Rouge 2019

$17.99

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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc

Localization: Cadillac, Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: Toast and ripe spice go well with the warm red-berry fruits in this wine. It is rich, layering new wood and fine tannins along with a firm structure. 

Notes: After a careful selection of a few parcels from the winery's best hill terroir, this wine is vinified and aged in French oak barrels over 12 months.

The Domain: In 1826, Jerome Medeville, a barrel maker in Cadillac, bought Château Fayau: a monastery surrounded by twelve hectares of vines enclosed by walls and hedges. Over the subsequent years, the Medeville family grew in size by acquiring land and vines around Château Fayau.

Each generation has since contributed its own knowledge to enable the growth of the chateaux. The meticulous and intelligent management of estates together with a deep love of the land, by the descendants of Jérôme and Numa, have resulted in vineyards that continue to expand and modernize.

Today, seven generations later, it is Jacques, Jean, and Marc Medeville who are continuing that tradition with passion, tradition, and innovation taking the business forward Château Fayau remains at the heart of the business, which now controls nearly 180 hectares divided into 11 Chateaux located on both banks of the Garonne.

For several years, the winery has teamed up with other winemakers of Bordeaux to introduce a more environmentally sustainable approach to their business, obtaining ISO14001 certification. The Medevilles implement an Environmental Management System to improve their environmental performance by reducing their impact on the environment and protecting the land for future generations. In 2018, the Château obtained a new certification of High Environmental Value Level 3. HEV covers four key areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, managed fertilizer use, and water resource management. Finally, in 2019, they were certified TerraVitis for their entire vineyard.