Château Jean Faux Bordeaux Supérieur Red


Consultant: Stéphane Derenoncourt

Area of production: 11,5 ha

Vine density : 7,400 vines/ha

Average age of the vines: 25 years old

Soils: Clay and limestone plateaus and hillsides

Varieties: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc

Production: 4000 cases in 2010


Vineyard Practices

Certified as biological from 2011.

Cultivation, de-budding, de-leafing, green harvest.

Hand harvested in crates. Hand sorting of berries on a vibrating sorting table


Wine Making Practices

Small stainless steel and cement tanks of 40 to 80 hectolitres

Fermentation: 20 to 30 days

Pre-fermentation cold maceration 10 to 15% ‘saignée’ (drawn off must) of the volume

Partial micro-oxygenation during fermentation Malolactic fermentation in barrels



12 to 14 months in barrels and six in tanks 100% French oak ‘Saury’ barrels

40% in new oak and 60% in one wine and two wine barrels

Partial micro-oxygenation during aging. 

Aging on lees and stirring if necessary (12 to 14 months)

Fining and filtration before bottling

Chateau Jean Faux Bourdeaux 2015