- Sauvignon Blanc
In 2001 Irish wine lovers, Brenda and Lochlann Quinn, bought Fieuzal. Teir goal is to carefully tread the ever-evolving line between continuous technical improvements in winemaking and vine growing, and, maintaining the essential Graves nature of Fieuzal’s wines. Teir judicious investments in the vineyards and winery have considerably raised the standard of Fieuzal’s wines and helped them regain their élan.
As part of the wine renaissance at Fieuzal the vineyard is managed on a plot-by-plot basis. Essentially, this means that diferent grape varieties, grown in diferent parts of the vineyard, undergo tailored winemaking processes to avoid masking or muting their distinct favours and aromas.
In 2007 the Quinns hired a talented young winemaker to run the estate. Stephen Carrier brought with him a blend of classic French winemaking skills and experience of New World techniques. Working closely the Quinns, with their passion for wine, and Carrier, with his rigorous and innovative winemaking style, have together broadened Fieuzal’s reputation as a wine well-worth drinking.
As well as hiring Carrier, the Quinns brought wellknown Bordeaux winemaking consultant, Hubert de Bouärd, on board in 2006. De Bouärd owns the Saint Emilion estate Château Angélus. Other developments at Fieuzal have included a restructuring of the vineyard and, in 2011, the inauguration of a new cellar, fully equipped with advanced winemaking facilities.