Saint Foy Bordeaux
Saint Foy Bordeaux appellation is reserved for red and white still wines, located South East ( Green ) within the Bordeaux wine region as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
The geographical area of the appellation Sainte Foy Bordeaux is located in the department of Gironde, on the left bank of the Dordogne around the town of Sainte Foy la Grande. The appellation's vineyards produce on average 11,700 hectoliters of red wines and 2,000 hectoliters of white wines. Four fifths are dry wines.
The red wines have a good colour intensity and offer aromatic red fruits brought by the merlot grape variety. On the whole the wine is well balanced in the mouth giving a freshness on the finish. The assembly with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine complexity and structure. Grape varieties Carmenere and Petit Verdot are used to bring out the body and strengthen tannic structure. The dry white wines have pale hue and often develop light aromas of white flowers.
To comply with regulations, the vines have a minimum planting density of 4,500 vines per hectare. White and red wines are the subject of an ageing until at least until 15th March of the year following that of the harvest. The sweet soft white wines are subject to a farming of at least until 15th December of the year of the harvest.
The grape harvest, wine making and development also ageing of wines are guaranteed in the territory following municipalities in the department of Gironde:
Caplong, Eynesse, Gensac, Landerrouat, Les Leves et Thoumeyragues, Ligueux, Margueron, Massugas, Pellegrue, Pessac sur Dordogne, Pineuilh, Riocaud, La Roquille, Saint-Andre et Appelles, Saint Avit de Soulege, Saint Avit Saint Nazaire, Saint Philippe du Seignal, Sain Quentin de Caplong and Sainte Foy la Grande.
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