A village in the sauternes region
The Gironde department, located in southwest France (and the country’s largest in terms of appellation contrôlée wine production), is home to one of the oldest fine wine vineyards in the world: Bordeaux.
The Bordeaux wine region encompasses some 117,000 hectares of vines and 57 different appellations. Every year, Bordeaux produces over 260 million bottles of wine, which is exported all over the world.
The Gironde benefits from a temperate oceanic climate and extremely diverse terroirs. Furthermore, its epicentre, the city of Bordeaux, can be considered the world capital of wine.
Located 40 km south-east of this city designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Sauternes appellation is home to the world’s greatest sweet white wines.
Sauternes has a highly-individual terroir and a microclimate conducive to the development of a mysterious phenomenon – “noble rot” that attacks the grapes makes the wine into something altogether special.
Surrounding the village of Fargues, the vineyards of Château de Fargues are located on the Left Bank of the Garonne between the city of Langon and the town of Sauternes, in the heart of this prestigious appellation.
Producing an exemplary sweet white wine, this estate enjoys a special status. This great Sauternes has an extravagant bouquet and a superb flavour, and sometimes displays a surprising touch of minerality with age. Time seems to stand still when enjoying a glass of Château de Fargues, and it leaves a wonderful memory.