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6 Mar 2016

Debra Meiburg MW Meet the Winemaker 233: Hortense Idoine Manoncour, Château Figeac

Debra meets with Hortense Idoine Manoncourt of Château Figeac. the largest estate in Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux. Hortense explains the history of the property, along with her family’s history with it, before discussing the gravel of the property, why it is unique in the area and what effect it has on their grape growing and wine production. They talk about the superb 2015 vintage, with Hortense explaining why she is so proud of the harvest as well as why it will be such a great wine, and they finish off by discussing the oft-overlooked cabernet franc grape variety.

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