1985 La Tour Figeac, St-Emilion (1.5L)

SKU #1414145

From the importer: "Chateau La Tour Figeac owes its name to a tower which still existed on the grounds at the end of the 19th century. Lying beside the same road as Chateau Cheval Blanc to the east, Chateau Figeac to the south, and next to Pomerol on the west, it occupies a magnificent position in the Saint-Emilion graves and ancient sands area. With the object of improving the quality of the production, each wine is aged in an air-conditioned cellar in barrels made of oak from different forest areas until the wines are finally assembled ready for bottling. Depending upon the vintage, the barrels are renewed by between 30 and 50 percent. This estate is the property of the Otto Rettenmaier family from Heilbronn, Germany. Since May 1994, the estate has been under the supervision of Otto-Maximilian Rettenmaier (who studied management at the University of Mannheim) the son of the owner and himself co-proprietor. Aaron Pott, an American, has been looking after the vines and the winemaking facilities since that time. Pott studied at Davis University in California and gained experience in the States with Mondavi, Newton Vineyards, and Chateau Troplong Mondot in Saint-Emilion."


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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion