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.
A mild winter, warm wet spring, and dry summer meant that we harvested earlier than ever before at Fieuzal. We began to see vegetation on the vines than usual, followed by flowering, which occurred in ideal conditions. ‘Veraison’ (the moment when the grapes change colour) was spectacularly precocious, with the vineyard seeming to cry out for a very early harvest.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petit Verdot
Château de Fieuzal: 2020
The wine has a deep ruby colour with purple tints, offering notes of forest fruits including wild blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and raspberries. The palate is intense, driven by generous fruit, with gentle peppery notes offering a hint of freshness. There is balance and tension throughout, with a finish that is long-lasting and aromatic.