Chateau Jean Faux Les Sources Bordeaux Superieur

Chateau Jean Faux Les Sources Bordeaux Superieur


for the equivalent of £17.75 a bottle

Grower: Château Jean Faux
Grape Variety: Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Style: Savoury and Ripe
Country: France
Appellation: Bordeaux
Vintage: 2016/17
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 14% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Dark crimson red in colour. Intense on the bouquet with ripe red fruit, clove and some leather. The palate brings red fruit followed by more spicy and leathery notes. Tannins are grainy and ripe. Surprising freshness for this warm vintage. Fruit forward, warm and gentle on the finish.

Chateau Jean Faux is an estate with a lot of history in the region, Located not far from Cotes de Castillon, the property dates back to the 18th century. The modern age for Chateau Jean Faux begins in 2002 when the vineyard was purchased by Pascal Collotte. One of the first decisions made by Pascal Collotte was to bring in the well-known team of consultants, Stephane Derenoncourt. The 12-hectare vineyard of Chateau Jean Faux is planted to both red and white wine grapes. Over the years, the vineyard has almost doubled in size. For the red wine grapes, the vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vines are on average 30 years of age. The vines are planted to a density of 7,400 vines per hectare, which is quite dense for the Right Bank. 2 hectares of vines are reserved for white Bordeaux wine grapes, which are planted to 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. The terroir of Chateau Jean Faux is clay and limestone soils. The property now farms using only 100% biodynamic farming techniques in the vineyards.



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