Chateau Le Faure features a deep dark red and violet colour. It offers power and balance associated with red fruit flavors of Merlot. The nose gives a bouquet of rich, bright aromas of fresh raspberries and currants and spicy notes with a herbaceous touch. It offers the pleasant impression of biting into a fresh red fruit and has a distinct character which is revealed on a luscious palate underlined by generous and well-integrated tannins with a strong finish. Balanced acidity and body. On the tongue, hints of ripe plum, leather, blueberries, graphite, and some green stems followed by subtle tastes of bitter charcoal and more dark fruit (blackberries). It’s an ideal wine for grilled and roasted red meat, mushrooms and mature cheeses and pasta. Served chilled. This red blend is 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc.
The vineyards are situated in sandy clay, gravel, pebbles and sand. Skin maceration during the alcoholic fermentation, with temperature control. Aging done in steel tanks to keep the fruit upfront.
Château Le Faure is located within a small village of Ladaux, near Loupiac, situated in the heart of Entre-Deux Mers of Bordeaux, translated as “between two seas”. It's been a family property for 5 generations which is among the oldest from Bordeaux. Antoine BARTHE was the creator of this vineyard, buying his first vines in 1894. Between 1894 and 1907, he bought 2.59 hectares which allowed him to live. Henri BARTHE, son of Antoine Barthe, continued this art of living by extending the domain throughout his life. In 1963, Henri Barthe donated the vines to his own daughter, Marie-Anne Valentine BARTHE and it was his son, Henri Robert MAUBRAC born in 1936 who would continue to live this profession for several years until two new heirs: Marie-Helene MAUBRAC born in 1968 and Christine MAUBRAC born in 1971. Marie-Helene did not choose to make her life as her ancestors but still kept her vineyard shares. On the other hand, her sister Christine, in love with this profession and this life, decided to continue the adventure with her father. In 1989, Marie-Helene married him under the communal regime with Eric GUERIN, also a Ladocian family who had always dreamed of wine growing. Two years after the death of Henri Robert Maubrac in 1998, Christine Maubrac and Eric Guerin joined by creating EARL Vignobles Maubrac Guerin. At this time, they had only 23 hectares of vines versus almost 75 hectares today. Eric Guerin, very invested, took his role right away to heart and without waiting enlarged the vineyard considerably with the help of Christine who has always been in the profession. In 1999, the beginning of the sales in bottle was a revelation because today, we sell nearly 450 000 bottles every year. Château PALENE and Château LE FAURE are both made from grapes grown for several years.