The Château Figeac is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of the Saint-Émilion vineyard. The first traces of the wine estate date back to Gallo-Roman times in the 2nd century, when it included a villa belonging to the Figeacus family. Read more
Domaine was burnt down in 1586 during the Wars of Religion, then rebuilt as we know it today. In 1892, Château Figeac passed into the hands of the Manoncourt family, who are still at the helm today.
The estate owes its spectacular growth and influence to Thierry Manoncourt (1917-2010), a visionary and avant-garde agricultural engineer. Today, his wife Marie-France, accompanied by their two daughters Hortense and Blandine, continue to perpetuate the "Figeac spirit" by producing great wines renowned worldwide for their finesse and purity, while maintaining a profound respect for the environment.
With the creation of the Saint-Emilion classification in 1955, Château Figeac was immediately classified among the so-called Premiers Grands Crus Classés (known as "B" until 2006). In September 2022, it was elevated to Premier Grand Cru Classé "A".
The Château Figeac is planted on a 40-hectare vineyard on three Günzian gravel outcrops, with 35% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. These exceptional geological and viticultural characteristics have earned it the nickname of the "Médoc of Saint-Emilion". The wines are aged for 15 to 18 months in 100% new oak barrels. The Second wine from the estate is called Petit Figeac.
A new state-of-the-art, semi-underground winery has been inaugurated at the estate for the 2021 harvest, enabling precise, tailor-made vinifications for each parcel.
The Château Figeac gives birth to sumptuous wines of off-the-beaten-track precision and refinement that transcend as they age. One of Bordeaux's greatest wines, to be sure.