A terrific red from the Bordeaux/Bergerac border. Both the vineyard and Château de Fayolle date from the 15th C, just after 300 years of English Plantagnet rule came to an end in Aquitaine. Ch. Fayolle's limestone and chalk terroir on a tributuary of the Dordogne, the Marmant, with its deliberately low yield, no herbicides and consummate winemaking by Jean Gazaniol in oak barrels, is, we believe, one of the finest in the Bergerac appellation. Medaille d'Or in 2011. A delicious and much cheaper alternative to red Bordeaux. Extraordinary value for money.