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.
Atypical in every way, the weather during the 2011 vintage was uneven to say to least. After a warm spell in February and March, which led to a very early bud break, the spring period was unusually wet and the result was a significant disturbance to the vine’s flowering pattern. A summer heat wave limited the growth of many bunches of grapes, resulting in berries that were exceptionally small and concentrated– some of the smallest we have seen.
- Sauvignon Blanc
Château de Fieuzal: 2011
The colour is a pale, straw-yellow with flecks of gold. The aromas are complex, a blend of brioche and citrus fruits with a lemony finish that carries hints of almonds and acacia flowers. In the mouth, as always, the wine is precise and elegant with a touch of bitterness on the finish.