Château Cap De Faugeres

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Château Cap De Faugeres

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The winery at Château Cap de Faugères is the work of internationally renowned architects Jean de Gastines and Patrick Dillon. It consists of 30 temperature-controlled stainless steel conical vats and 6 wooden vats, each of 50 hl capacity, used for the vinification processes. 

Château Cap de Faugères produces around 100,000 bottles of the first label wine. In addition, it produces around 2400 bottles of Château Cap de Faugères "La Mouleyre," named after the ancient vines planted in one area of exceptionally rich terroir.

PROFILE OF THE ESTATE 

Owner SARL Château Cap de Faugères

Appellation Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux

Surface area 46 ha

Soil clay-limestone slopes (calcisol on clay-limestone molasse) dating back to the Upper Eocene and Oligocene

Grape varieties 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Average age of vines 30 years
Planting density 6000 vinestocks/hectare
Cultivation and harvesting
double guyot pruning, cultivation of soil and grass cover, debudding, thinning by hand, manual harvesting using trays and sorting tables

Environmental integrity
sustainable natural viticulture. ISO 14001 environmental certification awarded in 2009

Vinification
vatting by gravity flow, cold prefermentary maceration, 30 temperature-controlled stainless-steel conical vats and 6 wooden vats, slow vatting over a period of 30 days

Consultant oenologist
Michel ROLLAND

Maturing
12–14 months ; 60% in one wine barrels, 40% in two wines barrels

Average production
- 100,000 bottles of Château Cap de Faugères
- 2400 bottles of Château Cap de Faugères "La Mouleyre" (wine produced from an exceptional terroir planted with ancient vines and matured in French oak barrels). 

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