Château Jean Faux Sainte Radegonde Rouge Bio 2016

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. In the nose it is highly aromatic, showing mountains of ripe red fruit and some juicy berries, all elegantly underpinned by very fancy oak. On the palate, it is a big, concentrated giant. Deep fruit, beautiful wood, firm tannins that are perfectly incorporated into the wine, as is the alcohol. Above all, the almost juicy ripeness of the wine stands out. This is by far the very best wine we ever tasted from this chateau.
Storage potential drinkable from 2018 to 2025, perhaps even longer.
  • About Jean Faux

    Pascal Collotte, co-founder of the renowned wine barrel company Saury, with an annual production of 40,000 oak barrels, purchased an expired domain near St. Emilion in 2002, in the hamlet of Sainte Radegonde to be exact. He set to work energetically and, working organically from day one, brought vineyard and cellar back to full working order.

    In 2010, he took leave of his barrel business to devote himself entirely to wine production. The estate has 12 hectares of vineyard of which 6 are located on a plateau, the rest on the beautiful rolling hillsides. About 11 hectares are planted with red grape varieties: merlot (80%) and cabernet- franc (20%). The remaining 1 1⁄2 hectares is planted with white grapes of which: 80% sauvignon-blanc and 20% sémillon.

    When tasting the wines of Château Jean Faux, the great (taste) concentration stands out. This is achieved during and after fermentation, by pumping the grape juice from the bottom of the fermentation vat or tank over the superimposed grape mass. This "rémontage" is performed up to three times daily. In some years, the floating grape skins are manually pushed down into the juice, called 'pigéage'. Because this is never done automatically, but extremely gently and manually, it creates a wine with great concentration, but also with beautifully incorporated tannins. In both red wines a clear wood tone is noticeable, but it is never disturbing. Every year 40 to 50% of the barrels are renewed. He uses barrels whose wood thickness is 22 mm. The toasting is medium to medium plus. Barrel aging takes place in the refrigerated 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 sucks up as much as 6 liters of wine! Later that thirst decreases and refills can be made biweekly. A barrel full to the brim also requires less (protective) SO2, and that is entirely in keeping with this craftsman's philosophy. The less sulfur the better. Jean Faux is a "little one" compared to many other Bordeaux Châteaux, with a yield of about 60,000 bottles. It has been working biodynamically in vineyard and cellar since 2015. Member of BIODYVIN.


    • Druif

      80 % Merlot, 20 % Cabernet Franc

    • Jaartal

      2015

    • Herkomst

      Bordeaux, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Hertenbiefstuk, entrecote of ribeye, paddenstoelen

    • Smaakprofiel

      Stevig & complex

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      13.5 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      *4.0 Vivino / 9 Harold Hamersma