Château Fougas « Le plaisir et la terre se partagent »
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Château Fougas Forces de Vie

Terroir Surface : 22 Ha.

Ground : Located on a plateau naturally drained by two little streams on a lower level.

Hydro-wind colluvials composed of ferruginous clays smectite type on a limestone bedrock.

Grape Varieties  Merlot 64% - Cabernet Sauvignon 29% - Cabernet Franc 7%.

History Owner : Jean-Yves Bechet.

The introduction of the Château Fougas dates from the XVIII century. A lovely watercolor from a surveyor of the period shows the Château surround by his land in a single piece, where already appear the vines.

Philosophy « For our wines, we want to have a Terroir expression, we are seeking for the violet rather than the tar and the refined more than the concentrate… Far from the trends but close to the land, we are attached to the authenticity who gives soft fine and elegant wines, full of beautiful spices and fruits aromas… ».

Vineyard Certified in Organic and Biodynamic farming Appellation Côtes de Bourg

Vinification Careful sorting of the grapes when they arrive to the vat. Piecemeal vinification with a Burgundian cap-punching method. Into stainless steel vat under temperature control.

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Millésime 2018

The «Must» : Our best Château Fougas selection.

Since the biodynamic application, a piece of land turned out:
A mineral wine, concentrate of complex flowers and fruits aromas…

Blend 85% merlot 15 % cabernet sauvignon.
Visual Dark robe with deep purple.
Olfactory Beautifully perfumed with black fruits and violet.
Gustatory Liquorice, woody, expanded mouth, fruity, juicy, straight and long.
Cellaring potential 10 to 20 years.
How to serve 18°C decant in a carafe with aeration when it is young…
Mature, bring it to room temperature for an hour or two, decant without aeration.
Food and wine matches Young with braised red meat. Mature on little game animals in a sauce.

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Millésime 2016

The «Must» : Our best Château Fougas selection.

Since the biodynamic application, a piece of land turned out:
A mineral wine, concentrate of complex flowers and fruits aromas… 

Blend 85% merlot 15 % cabernet sauvignon.
Visual Dark robe with deep purple.
Olfactory Beautifully perfumed with black fruits and violet.
Gustatory Liquorice, woody, expanded mouth, fruity, juicy, straight and long.
Cellaring potential 10 to 20 years.
How to serve 18°C decant in a carafe with aeration when it is young…
Mature, bring it to room temperature for an hour or two, decant without aeration.
Food and wine matches Young with braised red meat. Mature on little game animals in a sauce.

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"A Classic with a strong identity as good as comforting. Representative of its appellation whose colors it wears high. Biodynamics."
Le Monde des Vins du 21/01/2020 -Notre sélection de vins Bio (page 4)

"Favorite for this red Bordeaux wine combining length and roundness: the 2016 Côtes de Bourg Forces de Vies from Château Fougas.
Forces de Vies is currently closing and will keep for at least ten years; it reveals a quality of fruit and a flawless mineral intensity, a roundness and a length which rank it among the great."
La Revue des Vins de France -13/02/20

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Millésime 2015

The «Must» : Our best Château Fougas selection.

Since the biodynamic application, a piece of land turned out: A mineral wine, concentrate of complex flowers and fruits aromas… 

Blend 95% merlot 5 % cabernet sauvignon.
Visual Dark robe with deep purple.
Olfactory Beautifully perfumed with black fruits and violet.
Gustatory Liquorice, woody, expanded mouth, fruity, juicy, straight and long.
Cellaring potential 10 to 20 years.
How to serve 18°C decant in a carafe with aeration when it is young…
Mature, bring it to room temperature for an hour or two, decant without aeration.
Food and wine matches Young with braised red meat. Mature on little game animals in a sauce.

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Note 92/100 "95% merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Garnet red with purple reflections, intense bouquet well marked by wood with roasting notes. I feel also licorice, blackcurrant and some blueberries. Straight and fruity attack. On the palate the wine is sweet, creamy and well supported by its structure. Beautiful aromatic intensity. The tannins are elegant and have a fine grain. They are well integrated and offer excellent support. Bravo, great success. The best Fougas I have ever had to taste."
Dégusté le 7 décembre 2017 par Yves BECK

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