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Château de Fieuzal

 

Fieuzal

Château de Fieuzal

 

 

 

Fieuzal

L’Abeille de Fieuzal

 

 

Chateau de Fieuzal is named in honor of the family that owned it at the start of the nineteenth century. After that, the Bordeaux wine property was owned by the Griffon family. The Griffon’s, who were lucky to have connections to Pope Léon XIII in Bordeaux, were able to fill the Vatican’s cellars with their wines from Pessac Leognan. de Fieuzal was purchased by the Ricard family. The Ricard’s owned multiple Bordeaux wine estates including Domaine de Chevalier and Malartic Lagraviere. Today, Chateau de Fieuzal is owned by Lochlann Quinn, the chairman of Allied Irish Banks who purchased de Fieuzal in 2001.

The Pessac Leognan Bordeaux wine vineyards of Chateau de Fieuzal are planted on sand and gravel soils. The 39 hectare Pessac Leognan vineyard is planted to red and white grape varietals. For the red wines, the vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petit Verdot. The white grapes are planted to an even mix of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon. The vine density of the Chateau de Fieuzal vineyards is on average, 8,300 vines per hectare.

Chateau de Fieuzal completed a complete, multi-million Euro renovation of the estate in 2012. The wine making facilities have been completely modernized. In the vat house, for the fermentation and production of the red wines, 54 new, wood fermentation vats in a myriad of sizes have just been installed bringing the total of fermentation vats at Chateau de Fieuzal up to 63, which allows for parcel by parcel vinification. The vats range in size from as small as 15 hectolitres up to 185 hectolitres.

For more information about Château de Fieuzal please read The Wine Cellar Insider.