Château Fougas - Fougas 33710 Lansac
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Soils

La Gironde

From a geological perspective, the soils at Château Fougas are formed of water-borne and windblown colluvium. Blue and red iron-rich clay ( smectite) coupled with sand and gravel lay on top of a limestone bedrock of Fronsac molasse.

This particularly fine smectite clay at ground level imparts freshness, suppleness and refined tannins to the wines, whilst a limestone bedrock brings balance.

The topography is also extremely interesting: Château Fougas is located on a plateau and enjoys natural water drainage due to two small streams situated below, at the farthest eastern and westernmost points.

Vineyard area: 21.25 ha

Varietals: 64% Merlot, 29% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Côtes de Bourg

Varietal range: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc

Average vineyard age: 36 years with regular field blends

Vine density: approximately 5,000 vines/ha

Harvesting: by hand or machine, followed by two sorting tables, the first before destemming, the second after.

Wine making: single vineyard selection with Burgundy-style punching of the cap, in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.

Ageing: the wines made according to organic and biodynamic standards are aged in casks for 18 months.

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