Chateau Jean Faure’s history as a winegrowing estate dates back to the 16th century. It is named after its owner Jehan Faure, who at the time was a resident of Saint-Emilion and a member of the town council of Libourne. Jean Faure’s great terroir is first and foremost a historic terroir, a property anchored to its territory for close to 600 years and only belonging to six families during this period.
As of the middle of 18th century, this historic first growth appeared on the first map of the great terroirs of Bordeaux. Château Jean Faure has consistently spanned the eras. The surface area of Jean Faure has not changed since the beginning of the 19th century.
1893 – 6th edition : Chateau Jean Faure was recognized as a 1st growth of Saint-Emilion at the end of the 19th century.
Feret speaks very highly about its terroir and vineyard:
“Château Jean Faure boasts a well-established reputation both in France and abroad; adjacent to Château Cheval-Blanc, this important domaine produces a wine which is remarkable due to its finesse and its extremely developed bouquet.”
“The estate of Jean Faure boasts various types of soil, where one comes across the best proportions for vine-growing, as well as light siliceous and thick stony-gravel soils, resting upon a ferruginous hardened sandy layer.”
- Appellation: Saint Emilion Grand Cru
- Owner: Olivier Decelle
- Winemaker: Coming soon
- Varieties Grown: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec
- Age of Vines: 20 to 95 years old
- Altitude: - 3 main deposits: clay soil, 60 cm below the surface (most of the estate’s plots) clay limestone soil, 90 cm below the surface eroded anticline millstone grit
- Farming Methods: Bio