Wine

AN EXCEPTIONAL WINE

Château de Fargues produces a Sauternes wine. The magic of this appellation lies in the action of Botrytis cinerea, a microscopic fungus better known as “noble rot”.

When it appears in autumn, the grape is transformed by losing its volume to acquire flavors of candied fruit and floral aromas.

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

At Fargues, quantity is not the objective. It is the quality, the aromatic explosion of this wine that Château de Fargues seeks to capture and bottle.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The know-how of the “Lur Saluces”, their age-old experience, their absolute demand for quality, make Château de Fargues an exceptional wine. 

This unconditional search for excellence finds its illustration in the family motto: “Noch” – “Encore” which means “always further in the search for quality, elegance, refinement, without compromise”, such is the 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 estate does not want to present any imperfect vintage which implies not signing the wine as 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

La solution est simple mais coûteuse : il faut demander aux vendangeurs de sélectionner les grappes ou même les fractions de grappes, et même les raisins, attaqués et transformés par le 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.

Obstination

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.