Château Yon Figeac GCC Saint Émilion 2016
Appellation | Saint Emilion
Grape | 82% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Ageing | New barrels and in one-season (or more) barrels
Tasting Notes | A very deep, dark ruby robe. On the nose, the impression is one of potency, with a slight peatiness. In the mouth, this wine reveals a remarkable substance due to a fine concentration and the freshness of the grapes. Notes of spices and small red fruits. The finish is long and beautifully complex.
Pairing | Red meats, either grilled or accompanied by rich sauces, as well as chocolate desserts.
Drinking | 2020-2045. Another great vintage for your collection. Smooth and drinking well. Decanter to even improve the softness of this wine.
Critic notes/awards |16+ pts, Jancis Robinson. 90 pts, Yves Beck. 92 pts, Antonio Galloni.
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
Chateau Yon-Figeac dates back to the summer of June 1881. As you can imagine from the name, Yon-Figeac was once a part of the massive Chateau Figeac estate, which gave birth to numerous St. Emilion estates that now bear the name of Figeac, as part of their name.
Chateau Yon-Figeac is owned Alain Castle who also owns property in the Loire Valley region. Alain Castle purchased Chateau Yon-Figeac in 2005 from the Germain family who owned the vineyard since 1985 when it was purchased by Bernard Germain.
Soils: clay and sandy soils on iron slag
Farming: Member of the leading environmental management association for Bordeaux winegrowers since 2013, and HVE-certified (level 3) since the 2016 vintage.
Hand picking, from 30 September to 18 October.
Vines: On average 31 years of age