30 acres in parcels between Pouilly-sur-Loire and Le Nozet on Kimmeridgian limestone, gray flint silex, and silacaceous (sandy) clay. Prestige parcel on silex terroir called Les Chailloux containing large flintstones.
André Figeat represents the sixth generation of père et fils to oversee this family domaine. Expertly trained by his father, Edmond, he tends almost 30 acres of vines (predominantly planted to Sauvignon) in diverse terroirs of the commune of Pouilly-sur-Loire and on the neighboring Côte du Nozet. Like most successful vignerons, the Figeats cut no corners in their vineyards. They employ a rigorous, year-round natural regimen, relying on the savoir-faire of their forefathers rather than chemical herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. In the modern cellar, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks are used for both fermentation and aging to capture and preserve the Sauvignon character of each Pouilly-Fumé terroir. Domaine Figeat produces two classic, but quite different Pouilly-Fumés: Les Chaumiennes and Côte du Nozet (near La Doucette). In exceptional vintages, the Figeats also produce a prestige cuvée from their oldest vine parcel they call Les Chailloux, which is comprised of flinty silex soil with large stones. While André and Edmond age half of the tiny production of their Les Chailloux Fumé (500-600 cases total) in barrel, JW Selections prefers their unadulterated stainless steel version.