Château de Faure
Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur
Surface: 80 ha of vines (red and white)
Geology: sandy clay, gravel, pebbles and sand.
Grape varieties :
Red grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec.
White grape varieties: Muscadelle, Sauvignon blanc and gris, Semillon.
Maturing : underground tank, on fine lees until bottling.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the family of Amandine Lévêque Noriega, today responsible for the château, arrived from Spain and Italy and bought their first land in Arbis. At the time, vines were grown alongside wheat and corn… There were pigs and poultry. A few years later, his Grandfather Jesus and his Grandmother Elsa turned mainly to viticulture. They bought new land and renovated the family house by enlarging the cellar. Their children Jean- Pierre and Didier worked with them on the vineyard. Twenty years ago, after Jean Pierre’s death, Didier invested himself in the vineyard, carrying out his work as a civil servant and restructuring the vineyard. He modernised and organised the vineyard while keeping the working techniques that make this vineyard special: the old-fashioned vinification.
2017 was marked by the sudden death of her Grandfather Jesus and her Father Didier. She therefore decided to return to the land of her childhood, with her husband and children, to continue the work of 3 generations. Learning a trade that was not her own, rediscovering ancestral gestures in order to bring the 2018 vintage into the world… and the next ones! Today, the 4th generation continues the work that has been going on for over 100 years and the 5th generation is already playing in the rows of vines planted by their great-grandparents!
Environmental approach: Cultivated in High Environmental Value agriculture.