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Overseen by Alexandre de Lur Saluces, a vast renovation project is breathing new life into the ancient fortress-castle severely damaged by fire in 1687, as well as the chapel. Château de Fargues covers some 180 hectares, but only the magnificent clay-gravel rise near the old castle is planted with vines.
Owners for over five centuries, the Lur Saluces family have perfected winemaking in complete harmony with noble rot. Absolute perfection is sought at all cost in every vintage, and the wine is not estate-bottled or sold under the château name if quality is not up to scratch (for example, there were no 1972, 1974, 1992, 2012 vintages of Château de Fargue.).
The grapes are picked meticulously in several waves and the wine is aged in barrel for thirty months to produce a wine of rare complexity with remarkably long ageing potential, like the other great wines produced by the Lur Saluces.
20 000 bottles
Gravel and clay
80 % Sémillon
20 % Sauvignon Blanc
New barrels: 30%