Château Fougas, "Forces de vies" 2016
Côtes de Bourg
ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC. Vegan-friendly
Area: Côtes de Bourg, Bordeaux
Grapes: 95% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon (harvested by hand)
Alcohol: 13% VOL.
“Forces de Vies” (force of life) provides well-being and good energy. The label, a small work of art, symbolizes the diversity that is in a biodynamic vineyard, where the work follows the lunar calendar. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months, and has a fine balance between color, floral aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, plum, spices, oak and minerals.
“This biodynamic wine is one of the spearheads of the designation (Côtes de Bourg) thanks to the demanding work of Jean-Yves Béchet. A mature and digestible wine for decanting before serving, and which can easily compete with a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. ” (L’Equipe Magazine, 13 / 4-19, Jérôme Baudou).
Forces de Vies goes well with most meat dishes.
The wine can be stored in the cellar for up to 15-20 years.
Château Fougas is a family property dating back to the 18th century. Since the late 1970s, the couple Jean-Yves and Michèle Béchet have been there. Back then, the soil was very bad, so they have spent many years cleaning it and making it what it is today. They have been organic since 2007 and biodynamic since 2009. They produce quality wines characterized by the minerality of its terroirs. Their wines are very “pure” and unique.