Château de Fieuzal

I have been an admirer of the Pessac Léognan property, Château Fieuzal for many years, which is coming on leaps and bounds year-on-year due mainly to the huge investment from Irish owners Brenda and Lochlann Quinn who purchased the property back in 2001. The vineyard is now managed on a plot-by-plot basis. Essentially, this means that different grape varieties, grown in different parts of the vineyard, undergo tailored winemaking processes to avoid masking or muting their distinct flavours and aromas. In 2007 the Quinns hired a talented young winemaker to run the estate. Stephen Carrier (I spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning with him last year sampling many vantages) brought with him a blend of classic French winemaking skills and experience of New World techniques. As well as hiring Carrier, the Quinns brought well known Bordeaux winemaking consultant, Hubert de Bouärd, on board in 2006. Hubert is no stranger to us as we have been buying his Saint Emilion estate wine, Château Angélus since 2000. In addition, Hubert was the technical director behind our very own wine, Château Tour de Sarrail.

Stuart McCloskey.

 

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