Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Château Jean Faure recovers its Grand Cru Classé ranking

Château Jean Faure is pleased and proud to announce that the Bordeaux wine classification board has decided to restore the estate’s Grand Cru Classé status.

When Olivier Decelle decided to acquire the Saint Emilion Grand Cru in 2004, the property was a sort of sleeping beauty. Recognised as a Grand Cru Classé in 1955, it ended up being excluded from the ranking in 1986 due to neglectful management.
For Olivier, this upgrading of Château Jean Faure to Grand Cru Classé is his best achievement to date in his winegrowing career.

Château Jean Faure is located just next to prestigious Château Cheval Blanc. Olivier’s objective wasn’t to transform Château Jean Faure but rather to revive its identity in keeping with its terroir and history, all the while paying special attention to the management of the estate’s vineyard. He invested in high performance vine-growing and winemaking equipment in order to remain true to the Saint Emilion style.

For Olivier, his dream has come true. Château Jean Faure has recovered its historic rank among the Grand Crus Classés of Saint Emilion. But the story doesn’t end there as he continues to strive to take this wine to its highest possible level.

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