WHY BUY IT ?
- A Premier Grand Cru Classé B from Saint-Emilion: the know-how of excellence.
- Modernization of the cellars and the vineyard since 2001, following the acquisition of Clos Fourtet by Philippe Cuvelier, allowing the quality control of this great wine
- Member of the very select 100 pts Parker Club (for the 2009 vintage)
- Rewarded with excellent grades each year.
- Internationally renowned for its oenologist consultant: Stéphane Derenoncourt
The history of Clos Fourtet goes back to the Middle Ages when the wine was better known under the name of Camp Fourtet and was a stronghold intended to protect the city of Saint-Emilion. This wine estate owes its fame to the families Rulleau and De Carles, Lords of Figeac. Since 1949, the Lurton family became owner of the vineyard and does not stop making it progress. In 2001, the property was bought by Philippe Cuvelier, who continued to modernize it. Today, it is the heirs of Vincent Cuvelier who share the management of the property.
The terroir of Clos Fourtet is low in arable soil but has exceptional natural drainage. In this area, the vine produces little because it suffers there, essential condition for the production of very Great Wines. Clos Fourtet is placed on the limestone plateau veiled by sands and covers about 20 hectares. The grape varieties are 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Today, Clos Fourtet correlates its traditional vinification and very modern techniques to obtain an exceptional vintage.
At tasting, Clos Fourtet, Premier Grand Cru Classé, is the symbol of the refinement of Saint-Emilion. Sweet, singular and seductive, its pure aroma gently intertwines and testifies to the potential of the terroir of the Château.
- Owner : Famille CUVELIER
- General Manager: Héritiers CUVELIER
- Director : Tony BALLU
- Consulting Œnologists: Jean-Claude BERROUTET et Stéphane DERENONCOURT