The 2014 vintage started early for Chateau de Fieuzal, approximately fifteen days ahead of the average growing cycle, after the mild and humid winter. Flowering on the vines began in late May. During the cooler portions of the summer, the estate had to be attentive to maintain the high quality of foliage, essential to ensuring the optimum maturity of the fruit. From 27th August, the chateau benefited from the great dry and warm weather which enveloped the whole region of Bordeaux. This weather brought beneficial water constraints to the vines, allowing the fruit to ripen in ideal conditions and enhancing the quality of the grape’s tannins.
The red Chateau de Fieuzal 2014 is characterised by an elegant and pure bouquet, with aromas of raspberries and cherries, along with an overarching essence of vanilla. On the palate the wine is delicate and silky. The extraction was handled in softer way than previous vintages at the chateau, the goal being balance and to not rid the grapes’ skins of their substance. The result is a masterfully structured wine. The white Chateau de Fieuzal 2014 has a nose of delicate green apple notes, along with white flowers and peach. There is a freshness to wine, along with a promising, structured finish. The red 2014 is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The white 2014 is 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon.