Château de Fayolle, White, Bergerac 2016

Bergerac

75cl bottle: £10.45

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £125.40

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A terrific white from the Bordeaux/Bergerac border. Both the vineyard and Château de Fayolle date from the 15th century, just after 300 years of English Plantagnet rule came to an end in Aquitaine. Château Fayolle's limestone and chalk terroir on a tributuary of the Dordogne, the Marmant, with its deliberately low yield, no herbicides and consummate winemaking by Jean Gazaniol in oak barrels, is, we believe, one of the finest in the Bergerac appellation. Silver Medal in 2011. A delicious and much cheaper alternative to white Graves. Extraordinary value for money.

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Our Tasting Notes

A clean fresh nose with grassy lemon flavours. The Sémillion takes the edge off the Sauvignon and gives the wine more body and a long finish. Punches well above its weight for the price and, while excellent by itself, it is a serious food wine with seafood and white meat.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Appellation: Bergerac
Alcohol: 13.5%

About

The wines of Bergerac in the image of and lying next to Bordeaux are increasingly seen as a fine and affordable alternative to Bordeaux itself.
Château de Fayolle has reduced both the size and yield of its vineyard, in order to make wines of great delicacy and charm. New head winemaker Jean Gazaniol studied with the renowned Emile Peynaud, who is widely credited with revolutionizing winemaking in the latter half of the 20th Century.

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