Château La Tour Figeac is a Bordeaux wine estate in the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked Grand cru classé in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine, and is currently owned by the Rettenmaier family. It is situated between Château Cheval Blanc and Château Figeac near the border to Pomerol.
Chateaux La Tour Figeac
by Pierre Blois
The 15 hectare Right Bank vineyards of Chateau La Tour Figeac is planted to 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc. The terroir is a blend of gravel and sandy-clay, atop a subsoil of clay soil. The vines are on average 35 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine a density that ranges from 6,000 to 7,600 vines per hectare. Newer plantings are done at the higher levels of vine density.
The vineyard of Chateau La Tour Figeac has been 100% biodynamically farmed since 1997.
To produce the wine of Chateau La Tour Figeac, the grapes are whole berry fermented in a combination of stainless steel and open top, large, oak tanks with a 30-day cuvaison. Microbullage is preformed under the cap. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is aged in 50% new French oak barrels for an average of 18 months with the wine aging on its lees for a portion of that time.