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Château Clos Fourtet

  • Bordeaux


The Château Clos Fourtet is located at the entrance of Saint-Émilion on underground quarries. Clot Fourtet takes its name from "Camp Fourtet", the famous Saint-Émilion fortifications which protected it in the Middle Ages. Behind the closed walls is the residence, as well as 18.7 hectares of vines consisting mostly of Merlot. Clos Fourtet is one of the rare Premiers Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Émilion.  Philippe Cuvelier, owner of the Château since 2001, works the vines in a traditional and integrated manner. The cellar and the ageing barrels are located in the underground galleries under the property, guaranteeing an optimal storage level for the wine. The 2009 vintage has the distinctive characteristic of having received a tasting score of 100/100 from Robert Parker, thereby giving it a special place in the small world of Grands Crus Classés.

Grape varieties

  • Merlot 85%

  • Cabernet Franc 5%

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 10%