VINTAGES CHÂTEAU DE FARGUES – WHITE WINE SAUTERNES

AN ATYPICAL WINE ESTATE AS WELL AS A RARE WINE

Château de Fargues is one of the last estates to defend the know-how, philosophy and values of Lur Saluces: obsti- nation, 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 permits, production reaches about 20,000 bottles per year. The ambition of the estate being to enchant the palate, not to produce a wine without genius, some vintages have never been bottled like the 1972, 1974, 1992 and 2012.

Although the estate has belonged to the Lur Saluces since 1472, the first vintage of Château de Fargues dates from 1943, that is why the wine is absent from the official 1855 classification.

Since it is outside the classification, Fargues is a fine wine that is …unclassifiable.

In just 70 years, it is considered one of the most accomplished of the appellation. And this is not its only originality, because everything in this wine shows the commitment of Lur Saluces to this extraordinary appellation.

FRESH, DYNAMIC WINE

From the beautiful golden brilliance of its colour when the wine is swirled in the glass, to the pleasure of tasting it, every aspect of Château de Fargues intrigues and is a treat for the senses.

The aromatic fireworks of a Chateau de Fargues are the result of mysterious, miraculous alchemy… Château de Fargues will always stimulate you and challenge you to discover all it has to offer.

The wine has enveloping notes of acacia honey and toast, balanced by citrus zest and mineral touches. The wine of Fargues will never cease to challenge and stimulate you.

A bottle of Château de Fargues can be kept for a long time, several decades, even spanning the century.

“Bien que Fargues n’ait jamais été classé, la qualité du vin qui y est produit est exceptionnelle.”

En 1472, 300 ans avant que la famille Lur Saluces n’achète le célèbre Château d’Yquem, elle possédait déjà le Château de Fargues. Bien que Fargues n’ait jamais été classé, la qualité du vin qui y est produit est exceptionnelle. Toujours propriété de la famille Lur Saluces, il reçoit pratiquement la même attention qu’Yquem en matière de vinification. […] À l’aveugle, de nombreux dégustateurs, y compris les plus chevronnés, le confondent avec Yquem. […] Le rendement y est en outre inférieur à celui d’Yquem, de sorte que l’on raconte que si la minuscule production par pied d’Yquem n’équivaut qu’à un seul verre de vin, celui d’un cep à Fargues doit en donner à peine les deux-tiers.

Robert M. Parker Jr