- Long a favorite in Paris and London, Chateau Fourcas Dupre is turning out some of the finest sub-$35 bottles in Medoc these days.
- Proprietor Patrice Pages has changed almost nothing in terms of farming and winemaking since taking over this historic estate from his father (the
inimitable Guy Pages) thirty years ago, and we love him for that. Enthusiasts of classical Bordeaux and time travelers alike will find a confidant
inside the stone walls of Fourcas Dupre.
- Patrice's vineyard is an anomaly in the context of Listrac-Medoc, as the soil is 80% Pyrenean gravel mixed with clay and limestone- For this reason
it is common for professionals to mistake Fourcas Dupre as something out of Margaux when tasting blind due to the definitive presence of mineral
and earth tones that make it into the finished wines here.
About the Wine
The Grand Vin Blanc of Château Fourcas Dupré, Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, has a limited production. It is made from small parcels of Semillion and
Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillon plot of vines is found close to the Château on a strip of clay-limestone and mixed gravel soil. The Sauvignon Blanc vines
are located on the other side of the estate and are planted in an area rich in limestone and clay sand.
Vintage: 2015 | Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: 67% Sauvignon Blanc / 33% Semillon
Origin: France | Appellation: Bordeaux
Elaboration: This wine was vinified at a low temperature, racked and then matured in French oak barrels. Each barrel is stirred on
its fine lees. Bottling May 2015.
Conservation: 100% French oak barrels
Winemaker: Eric Boissenot and Patrice Pagés
On the nose, the Grand Vin Blanc has delicate citrus notes, with touches of lime zest, hawthorn,
tarragon and pepper. On the palate, it is both elegant and powerful. Fruity and spicy notes couple with refreshing acidity to give a long toasty,
Production: 250 cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: 4.68 g/l | Residual Sugar:
Press & Points
2012- Jancis Robinson 16.5
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