CHATEAU DE FARGUES


AN EXCEPTIONAL WINE

The Château de Fargues produces a very appreciated Sauternes. The magic of this appellation lies in the observation of Botrytis Cinerea, a microscopic fungus better known as “noble rot”.

When it appears in autumn, the juice in the grape is transformed, it loses its volume to acquire flavors of candied fruits and aromas of flowers.

The vineyard is planted with two grape varieties: Semillon (80% of the surface) which brings fatness, roundness and ample structure to the wine and Sauvignon Blanc (20% of the surface) cultivated for its aromatic side and its great freshness.

In Fargues, quantity is not the goal. It is indeed the quality, vineyard of Fargues seeks to capture and bottle the exceptional aromatic palette of its wine.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The know-how of the “Lur Saluces”, their secular experience, their absolute requirement make the Château de Fargues an exceptional wine.

This unconditional search for excellence finds its illustration in the very old family motto: “Noch” – “Encore” which means “always further in the search for quality, elegance, refinement, without any compromise”, such is the current philosophy at Château de Fargues.

All efforts are aimed at the single label, the single wine, which has made the reputation of the estate.
The property does not want to present any imperfect vintage which implies not to sign the wine of the vintages in 1972, 1974, 1992 and 2012.

Obstinacy

The constant search for quality in the work of the Fargues winery makes this sweet white wine
the very successful expression of a great Sauternes: a subtle balance between sweetness and freshness, between candied fruits and acidulous fruits, between floral bouquet and minerality.

Extravagance

The aromatic explosion of a Château de Fargues is obtained at the price of a real sacrifice since the botrytis will leave barely one glass of Fargues per vine instead of one bottle in a normal harvest!

without concession

The solution is simple but costly: it is necessary to ask the grape-pickers to select the bunches or even the fractions of bunches, and even the grapes, attacked and transformed by the botrytis cinerea. The grape pickers are forced to sort the grapes and throw away what belongs to the grey rot, the bad botrytis cinerea.

Moment of truth

The magnified juice will then undergo, in the secrecy of the cellar, a second modification, the yeasts partially transform the sugar into alcohol, the must becomes wine.

Symbiosis

The men and women of Fargues will try to domesticate this phenomenon throughout the year, by preparing and maintaining the soils and by the care given to the vines thus favoring its action at the propitious moment of the over-ripening of the grains.

Obstinacy

The constant search for quality implied in the work of the Fargues wine estate makes this sweet white wine a very accomplished expression of a great Sauternes: a subtle balance between sweetness and freshness, between candied fruits and acidulous fruits, between floral bouquet and minerality.

Extravagance

The aromatic explosion of a Château de Fargues is obtained at the price of a real sacrifice since the botrytis will leave barely one glass of Fargues per vine instead of one bottle in a normal harvest!

Symbiosis

The men and women of Fargues will try to domesticate this phenomenon throughout the year, by preparing and maintaining the soils and by the care given to the vines thus favoring its action at the propitious moment of the over-ripening of the grains.

without concession

The solution is simple but costly: it is necessary to ask the grape-pickers to select the bunches or even the fractions of bunches, and even the grapes, attacked and transformed by the botrytis cinerea. The grape pickers are forced to sort the grapes and throw away what belongs to the grey rot, the bad botrytis cinerea.

Moment of truth

The magnified juice will then undergo, in the secrecy of the cellar, a second modification, the yeasts partially transform the sugar into alcohol, the must becomes wine.