FZ: A living heritage
Fieuzal creates wines that are memories of the past that can be kept and enjoyed at any moment. After 30 years of winemaking experience, our winemaker Stephen Carrier believes that there is no ‘right’ time to drink a wine, but that instead a truly great wine is great throughout the whole of its lifetime.
From the moment a new vine is planted to the many decades after a wine is put into bottle – every moment in between is just part of an exciting journey that keeps wines and the art of winemaking alive.
The wines of Château de Fieuzal have a distinct allure that is inseparable from the place from which they are grown. Every bottle enables us to share Fieuzal's unique energy, bringing to life every aspect of our complex terroir in an intense but precise balance. Fieuzal has the intriguing ability to hold one’s attention, by combining flavour and feeling; the senses and the sensual. Extraordinary freshness, naturally provided by our soils, holds the wines together with remarkable tension right to the finish. Fieuzal white is an enchanting balance between our Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon fruit. Aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels, the wine grows to fill the entire palate whilst providing a teasing combination of zesty, fruity and floral notes.
A cold and dry winter brought with it a very harsh frost that considerably affected the quantity of fruit that we would later harvest. This was followed by a wet spring which made the flowering unusually late and partly explains the late ripening of the crop. A classic summer followed, with good weather, then a wet September. The 2013 vintage really was distinctive.
- Sauvignon Blanc
Château de Fieuzal: 2013
The colour is golden-yellow with bright tints. The nose is complex, with floral aromas such as acacia and lime but also very delicate fruit touches including apricot, white peach and pear. We also find some very delicate toasty and spicy notes. The attack is round and full on the palate. This Fieuzal offers freshness, length and balance with a fine tension.