Chateau Fieuzal blickt auf eine 400-jährige Geschichte zurück, seit 2001 gehört das Gut den Irländern Brenda und Lochlan Quinn.
Die Weinberge von Chateau Fieuzal erstrecken sich über einen der schönsten Hügel der Appellation Pessac Leognan. Etwa 75 Hektar sind mit Reben bestockt, 10 davon mit weißen Rebsorten.
- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley: „This 90-hecatre estate in Pessac-Léognan is undergoing a renaissance under the guidance of winemaker Stephen Carrier and consultant Thomas Duclos. Readers who have tasted old wines from Fieuzal will know that there's potential here, but Carrier feels that the estate lost 20 years due to the viticultural mistakes of the late 1980s—20 years he's determined to catch up. Today, replanting is at high density (9,000 vines per hectare versus 6,000 in the estate's older plantings), and the varietal balance has been adapted to the soils (some 60% of the vineyard, incidentally, is gravel, with more sandy-clay soils to the southwest). Today, that means around 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and fully 10% Petit Verdot. Organic farming has been pursued, but it had to be abandoned in 2018, as the necessary doses of copper to control mildew were becoming too high. Today, reds are fragrant and pure, with discreet tannins and lively fruit tones. Whites (less than 10% of the production) are making obvious progress too: less varietal and more textural, they're waxy and incisive, well-worth seeking out. In short, de Fieuzal is an estate to watch.“
Weingut: Chateau Fieuzal
Menschen/Inhaber: Familie Quinn
Region/Ort: Pessac Leognan
Betriebsgröße: 75 Hektar