Château Jean Faux

Pascal Collotte, co-founder of the renowned wine barrel company Saury, with an annual production of 40,000 oak casks, bought an expired domain in 2002 near St. Emilion, in the hamlet of Sainte Radegonde to be precise. He set to work diligently and, from the very first day, brought the vineyard and cellar completely back in order.
 
In 2010 he left his barrel business to focus entirely on wine production. The domain has 12 hectares of vineyards, 6 of which are located on a plateau, the rest on the beautiful rolling slopes. About 11 hectares are planted with red grape varieties: merlot (80%) and cabernet franc (20%). The remaining 1 1/2 hectares are planted with white grapes of which: 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon.
 
When tasting the wines of Château Jean Faux, the great (taste) concentration is noticeable. This is achieved during and after fermentation, by pumping the grape juice from the bottom of the fermentation vat or tank over the supernatant grape mass. This 're-assembly' is carried out up to three times a day. In some years the floating grape skins are manually pressed down into the juice, this technique is called 'pigéage'. Because this never happens automatically, but extremely softly and manually, a wine is created with great concentration, but also with beautifully incorporated tannins. A clear wood tone is noticeable in both red wines, but it is never disturbing. Every year 40 to 50% of the barrels are renewed. He uses barrels with a wood thickness of 22 mm. The toasting is medium to medium plus. Barrel maturation takes place in the cooled barrel cellar where it is a maximum of 16 degrees Celsius day and night. Barrels are refilled weekly in the beginning because a new barrel absorbs no less than 6 liters of wine! Later that thirst subsides and can be added every two weeks. A barrel full to the brim also requires less (protective) SO2, and that fits completely in the philosophy of this craftsman. The less sulfur the better. Compared to many other Bordeaux Châteaux, Jean Faux is a 'little one' with a yield of approximately 60,000 bottles. Since 2015, there has been biodynamic work in the vineyard and cellar. Member of BIODYVIN.
Château Jean Faux
Sainte Radegonde Rouge 2015
Article code F10E005
€29,95
In his first full year in biodynamics, winemaker Pascal Colotte hit the nail on the head. The color of this super wine is deep dark cherry red. On the nose it is very aromatic, shows mountains of ripe red fruit and some juicy berries, all elegantly underp
Château Jean Faux
Sainte Radegonde Rouge 2015
In his first full year in biodynamics, winemaker Pascal Colotte hit the nail on the head. The color of this super wine is deep dark cherry red. On the nose it is very aromatic, shows mountains of ripe red fruit and some juicy berries, all elegantly underp
€29,95
Château Jean Faux
La Dame de Chateau 2015
Article code F10E004
€19,95
La Dame 2015, the estate's second wine, is fantastic. A burst of red stonefruit, flowers and spices sweeps across the palette in a lush, open Bordeaux Superior that is sure to find many admirers. Fresh, smooth and complex, with a precise definition of red
Château Jean Faux
La Dame de Chateau 2015
La Dame 2015, the estate's second wine, is fantastic. A burst of red stonefruit, flowers and spices sweeps across the palette in a lush, open Bordeaux Superior that is sure to find many admirers. Fresh, smooth and complex, with a precise definition of red
€19,95
Château Jean Faux
Les Pins Francs Blanc 2019
Article code F10B006
€22,95
This Bordeaux Blanc from Château Jean Faux opens with an aromatic expression of dried lemon and white flower with vegetable notes such as grass and lemongrass in the background. It has complex aromas of lime, lemon, verbena, pineapple with a beautiful pur
Château Jean Faux
Les Pins Francs Blanc 2019
This Bordeaux Blanc from Château Jean Faux opens with an aromatic expression of dried lemon and white flower with vegetable notes such as grass and lemongrass in the background. It has complex aromas of lime, lemon, verbena, pineapple with a beautiful pur
€22,95
Château Jean Faux
Sainte Radegonde Blanc 2017
Article code F10B001
€29,95
This Sainte Radegonde Blanc is very elegant on the nose with some minerality and hints of white flowers, white melon and ripe pear. You can taste the 15% semillon in the wine and add some extra richness to the wine. It is round on the palate, fruity with
Château Jean Faux
Sainte Radegonde Blanc 2017
This Sainte Radegonde Blanc is very elegant on the nose with some minerality and hints of white flowers, white melon and ripe pear. You can taste the 15% semillon in the wine and add some extra richness to the wine. It is round on the palate, fruity with
€29,95