The Quintessence of Faugères, the red jewel in the Vignobles Silvio Denz crown, Péby Faugères was created in 1998 in
tribute to the estate’s former owner Pierre-Bernard Guisez, whose nickname it has adopted.
Made up of Faugères’ best Merlot plots, this vineyard occupies a single piece of land on the ancient soils of the Saint-Émilion limestone-clay plateau and was soon recognised as a wine in its own right. Quickly rising to become one of the greats, its 2000 vintage (christened ‘Legend of the Future’) was named one of the top 24 wines in Bordeaux by Robert Parker, who then awarded it the perfect score of 100/100 in 2005 in his magazine ‘Wine Advocate’.
100% Merlot Selection
Born of a unique terroir, Péby Faugères is also the expression of an ongoing quest for perfection both at the vines and in the winery, where it benefits from the expertise of oenologist Michel Rolland. Its vineyards have been converting to organic cultivation since 2017 and are expected to gain AB Label organic certification for the 2020 vintage.
In addition to the demanding standards which it shares with other Vignobles Silvio Denz estates, this Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé also nurtures rarity: every year, the harvest undergoes a rigorous selection which only permits small-scale production of 18 hectolitres per hectare. The 12,000 bottles of this 100% Merlot nectar are never enough to satisfy demand.
Château Peby Faugères
by Silvio Denz