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Chateau Jean Faux History, Overview
Chateau Jean Faux is an estate with a lot of history in the region, Located not far from Cotes de Castillon, the property dates back to the 18th century. The modern age for Chateau Jean Faux begins in 2002, when the vineyard was purchased by Pascal Collotte.
With its park like grounds, the property is quite large, in fact it occupies close to 45 hectares in total. The estate was in poor condition at the time of the purchase. In fact, only 1.5 hectares were in good enough condition to produce grapes that were suitable to make wine. One of the first decisions made by Pascal Collotte was to bring in the well-known team of consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt.
Chateau Jean Faux Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 11.5 hectare vineyard of Chateau Jean Faux is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc for the red wine. The vines are on average 25 years of age. The vines are planted to a density of 7,400 vines per hectare, which is quite dense for the Right Bank.
2 hectares of vines are reserved for white Bordeaux wine grapes, which are planted to 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. The terroir of Chateau Jean Faux is clay and limestone soils. Since 2011, the property now farms using only 100% biodynamic farming techniques in the vineyards.
To produce the wine of Chateau Jean Faux, the wine is vinified in temperature controlled, stainless vats that range in size from 40 hectoliters to 80 hectoliters. The grapes are whole berry fermented. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is then aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months. Stephane Derenoncourt is the consultant.
There is a second wine, La Dame, Chateau Jean Faux. On average, Chateau Jean Faux produces 4,000 cases of wine per year.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Jean Faux with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Jean Faux is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Jean Faux is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Jean Faux is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Château Jean Faux Wine Tasting Notes
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2016 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Floral, licorice, spice and red fruits define the wine. Soft, polished and approachable, this is a nice charmer that will not need cellaring to offer pleasure.
Apr 29, 2017points - Tasted 857 Views
2015 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Forward, easy drinking wine, with a spicy, soft textured, black raspberry personality with hints of licorice and cocoa in the finish.
Apr 29, 2016points - Tasted 915 Views
2014 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Forest scents with crisp red fruits and a soft, easy drinking, spicy finish. 86-88 Pts
May 19, 2015points - Tasted 1801 Views
2013 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Using 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine is soft, with a polish to the texture, finishing with sweet and tart red berries in the end note. 84-86 Pts
May 1, 2014points - Tasted 1597 Views
2012 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc produced an earthy, black raspberry- and licorice-filled wine with an open, easy-to-like personality. 87-89 Pts
Apr 26, 2013points - Tasted 1375 Views
2011 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
From clay and limestone soils, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc is aged in 50% new oak. Floral and cherry vanilla scents. Medium bodied, tannic and slightly dry in the finish. 86-88 Pts
Apr 20, 2012points - Tasted 1865 Views
2010 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
What a great little Bordeaux value wine this has turned out to be. Forward, round and open, with lots of chocolate, licorice, black cherry and coffee. The fruit is soft and polished. Drink this on the young side to get the most from this blend of 45% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jul 21, 2013points - Tasted 3971 Views
2009 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
With aromas of jam, licorice, black and red fruits and smoke, this supple textured wine ends with a fresh black cherry finish.
Jul 18, 2011points - Tasted 2390 Views
2008 Château Jean Faux ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Ready to drink, this crowd pleasing wine offers licorice, coffee bean, black cherries and earthy notes in its character. The wine is round, fleshy and affordable.
Aug 1, 2013points - Tasted 1529 Views