CHATEAU DE FARGUES
A RARE AND AUTHENTIC WINE
Modernization sometimes means respecting tradition. Château de Fargues is one of the last to defend the know-how, philosophy and values of Lur Saluces: obstinacy, excellence and respect for nature. The Lur Saluces family has been applying this requirement for decades at Fargues, which is the last wine estate to age its wine for 30 months in barrels and 6 months in bottles. The great vintages of Château de Fargues are: 1947, 1967, 1988, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017…
When nature allows it, the production reaches about 20 000 bottles per year. The ambition of the estate is to enchant the palate, not to produce a wine without genius, which is why some vintages have never been bottled, such as the 1972, 1974, 1992 and 2012.
Although the estate has belonged to the Lur Saluces family since 1472, the first vintage of Château de Fargues bottled at the property dates back to 1943, which explains its absence from the official 1855 classification of Bordeaux wines.
Outside of a classification, the wine of Fargues is more readily described as unclassifiable.
In barely 70 years, it is considered as one of the most representative of the appellation. And this is not its only originality, because everything in this wine shows the involvement of Lur Saluces for this daring appellation
A FRESH, DYNAMIC, LIVELY WINE
From the brilliance of its robe to the way it inhabits your glass when you shake it, and then on the palate, everything in a Château de Fargues imposes itself on the senses and begins a meditation.
When you bring it to your palate, the sweetness of spring flowers is expressed, accompanied by subtle aromas of candied fruit, pineapple or figs, quince paste or sun-drenched apricots. You perceive roasted flavors, vanilla emanations, spicy, saffron, star anise but also dried fruits.
Added to this are enveloping notes of acacia honey, toast, balanced by citrus zest and mineral touches. The wine of Fargues will not cease to challenge you and stimulate your curiosity.
A bottle of Château de Fargues can be kept for a long time, several decades, even over a century.
“In 1472, 300 years before the Lur Saluces family bought the famous Château d’Yquem, they already owned the Château de Fargues. Although Fargues has never been classified, the quality of the wine produced there is exceptional. Still owned by the Lur Saluces family, Fargues was for a long time mistakenly considered as a second wine of Yquem, probably because it received the same attention as Yquem in terms of vinification. [The resemblance between Fargues and Yquem is striking. [Unfortunately, the production of Fargues is low, thus reducing the chances for many wine lovers to taste this wine […].”Robert M. Parker Jr