Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: FOUR085
Always a source of excellent value for money claret, this is arguably the finest properties in the Listrac appellation.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Fourcas-Hosten

This Château is the finest producer in Listrac, one of the six appellations of the Haut-Médoc. Purchased in 2006 by two brothers, Laurent and Renaud Mommeja, members of the Hermès luxury-goods family, the 47 hectares of vines are planted on clay and limestone, as well as a gravel plot nearby hamlet in Fourcas.
In 2023 Fourcas Hosten lost around 30% of their harvest in early July as a band of hail swept across much of the lowlands of Moulis and Listrac. The deluge lasted for just a few minutess, but the large size of the hail stripped the vines of almost all vegetation and early grape clusters. A shame! The wine that Fourcas made, however, is remarkable. Dense, smoky, with a fulness of chewy black fruits, undercut by fresh snappy raspberry and a lovely graphite minerality. 15% Amphora was used, along with 12 months in 35% new oak. Polished, elegant and pure.
Pair with classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.
Harvest dates: 8th September – 6th October. Very small yields of only 25hl/ha. Aged in 35% new oak, 50% 1 year and 15% Amphore for 12 months. Alc 13.0%

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