Tag: Figeac

Bordeaux 2020: St Emilion

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Emilion, based on conversations with Frédéric Faye of Ch. Figeac and Aymeric de Gironde of Ch. Troplong Mondot. At a glance: St Emilion in 2020 Hectares under vine: 5,450 Average yield: 38hl/ha […]

Rediscovering St Emilion

The wines of St Emilion are every bit as varied as its sprawling terroir, says Charlie Geoghegan. There’s no one style of St Emilion – and that’s truer now than perhaps ever before. St Emilion is a lot of different things. It’s a quaint little pocket of the fine wine world: a bucolic community of small estates, its rolling hills put […]

A Guide to Bordeaux’s Right Bank

The terms Left Bank and Right Bank refer to the two parts of the Bordeaux wine region that lie on either side of the River Garonne and the huge Gironde estuary, into which the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne flow. These waters exert a significant influence on both the climate and the soil structures of each sub-region […]

La Rive Droite

Despite all predictions of rain, it was a beautiful, crisp, sunny morning  as we drove to the Right Bank at the crack of dawn today.
 A brief taste of a couple of 2009s last night has only served to whet our appetites. Today would be the day when we would get our first real impressions […]