Château Figeac is one of Saint-Émilion’s finest estates, classified as a 1er Grand Cru Classé (B), and is renowned for producing the most Médoc-like wines of this right bank appellation. This is due to the estate’s peculiarities in its grape variety mix, which (unusually for a right bank estate) makes Merlot the minority variety, with the two Bordeaux Cabernets (Franc and Sauvignon) dominating blends.
The estate has been managed by Comte Eric d’Aramon and his wife Laure since 2010, and Figeac’s 40 hectares of vineyards are located in the north western edge of the Saint-Émilion appellation on the edge of Pomerol and neighbouring Cheval Blanc. The vines are sited on a deep, Médoc-like ('Graves') gravel topsoil, which gives Figeac’s fine red wines wonderful elegance and harmony as well as being rich and concentrated. Saint-Émilion of balance and complexity. The grand vin is matured in 100% new oak barriques for 18-22 months.