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. Fieuzal red is a delightfully complex blend of multiple grape varieties, authentically expressing the vineyard’s incredible diversity. Aged for an average of 12 months in French Oak barrels, the wine is elegant, confidently expressive and dynamic throughout the whole of its lifetime.
Weather conditions during 2012 were excellent from May to August, but this was followed by a tricky period from mid-September onwards. The whites are rich and aromatic, and the reds are, in a word, remarkable: balanced, opulent and with perfect levels of acidity.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot
Château de Fieuzal: 2012
Notes of berries, spices and touches of oak emerge from this blend. Blackcurrant aromas come through with hints of pepper and vanilla. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes express their full power here. After a dense, rich attack, the wine reveals its finesse and delicacy, with real freshness on the finish.