Authentification Wine château de Fargues

A few characteristics enabling authentification of your bottles of Château de Fargues

Label

The label has several things that set it apart:
It is printed on paper similar to bank notes, and in an unusual.

Since the 1984 vintage, the label has a watermark of the Lur Saluces coat of arms.

To prove authenticity beyond the shadow of a doubt, the paper contains scattered particles of various shapes and colours that are only visible under ultraviolet light.

Château de Fargues had the same type of label from 1943 to 1999.

This showed a crown, the words “Château de Fargues”, “Lur Saluces”, “Sauternes”, the vintage, “mise en bouteille au château,” plus all mandatory wording added as the years went on.

From 2000 to 2003, this legally required wording was moved from the main label and put on a strip label located just underneath, but separate.

Since 2004, this legal wording has been put on a transparent back label in gold-coloured ink.

Bouchon

Corks are always purchased based on maximum quality.

They are especially long: 54 x 24 mm for bottles and 45 x 24 mm for half bottles. This makes it very difficult to remove the corks without ruining them. They fit very snugly against the inside neck of the bottle.

Every cork has a smooth end in contact with the wine and a stamp with a crown on the top end.

All corks indicate the vintage, the Château de Fargues name, and a crown on the side.

All corks indicate the vintage, the Château de Fargues name, and a crown on the side.

Capsule

This is made of tin, and displays the château colours (gold and yellow).

The words “mise en bouteille au château” are printed in red on the ring around the top of the sleeve.

The Château de Fargues coat of arms is on the top of the capsule (the vintage was also printed there in the 1970s).

To avoid counterfeiting, the capsule rips if anyone tries to deform it to take it off.

Bottles

Vérali brand bottles made of very transparent glass suitable for great wines have been used for the past several vintages.