Château Faurie de Souchard: Vineyards
The vineyards of Château Faurie de Souchard lay to the northeast of the town of St Emilion, and are as you might expect contiguous with those of Château Petit Faurie de Soutard, which lies almost directly to the south, and Château Soutard, which is south and west a little. Encircling the property to the north are Clos de l’Oratoire and Château Dassault (in the same ownership, and into which the vineyards of Château Faurie de Souchard have presumably been absorbed in 2022), with Château Larmande to the west.
The domaine boasted 12 hectares of vines, planted on the north slopes of the St Emilion plateau, running down from the more prominent position enjoyed by Château Soutard. The soils are predominantly silt and sandy green clay, dating from the Oligocene. The varieties planted were 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average age of at least thirty years.Please log in to continue reading: