Gold Medal, Vignerons Independants Paris 2017
Producer: Chateau Feytit-Divon
Wine: 2015 Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Harvest/Vinification: Responsible farming, manual sorting, destemming, pressing and fermentation directly on new oak barrels. Each parcel is vinified separately. Fermentation occurs in thermo-regulated vats. Aging 12 months in oak barrels. Estate bottled.
Nose: Elegant aromas of candied fruit, almonds and spice
Palate: Medium-bodied with present tannins and a long bold finish
Food: Pan-fried foie gras, beef Wellington, Basque cheese
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2027
CHATEAU FEYTIT DIVON
Isabelle Feytit and her brother Franck own and operate 3 acres in Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion. The vines are over 40 years old and some reach over 100 years. The soil is sandy with iron subsoil.
The Feytit family also owns and runs Chateau Tour Grand Faurie in Saint-Émilion, They have over 35 acres and produce Saint-Émilion Grand Cru.
Situated in an area where vines were first cultivated at the time of the Roman conquest, Saint-Georges is a unique site where remains have been excavated of an imposing villa thought to have belonged to the consul and poet Ausonius, who also grew vines.
It was originally a small religious community to which its 11th century Romanesque church still attests. This elegant edifice with its primitive style and rustic sculptures is a source of Tourist attraction. Parts of the structure are Carolingian, dating back to the 9th century. Saint-Georges used to be a barony with a mansion, which was transformed in 1773 into a marvel of Louis 16th architecture by the architect Victor Louis.
Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the Bordeaux wine region of France. It is situated in the Libourne subregion on the right bank of the Dordogne. It was granted AOC status on November 14, 1936, and the AOC designation granted to the wines which have been harvested on the land of the Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion hamlet, which is part of the commune of Montagne. The vineyards of Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion cover 495 acres and produces an average of nine to ten thousand hectoliters each year.
Information by: Saint-Georges Saint-Emilion Appellation
Facing the Saint-Émilion plateau, from which it is separated only by the small river Barbanne, the terroir of Saint Georges-Saint-Émilion has a remarkable geological make-up and benefits from unique weather patterns. Its soils are almost exclusively clayey limestone with uniform well-drained slopes and a Southerly to South-Westerly exposure that provides maximum sunshine right up to harvest time. These privileged natural conditions help ensure that the grapes are perfectly ripe and reach their optimal expression.
Chateau Feytit-Divon's Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion is located on the Right Bank. Vineyard has excellent exposure on clay soil.