Fourcas Dupré 2012 Grand Vin
- 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 special Grand Vin is the top wine from the estate. In the Médoc where wines are generally dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has the same proportion of Merlot. The winemaking and the special aging, made with respect of the terroir, keep the natural earthiness and complexity of the wine intact.
Vintage: 2012 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 47% Cab Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Origin: France | Appellation: Listrac Medoc
Elaboration: Harvest on this vintage began Oct. 8th, 2012. Grapes are hand picked and placed in 1/2 ton bins for delivery to the winery. Grapes are fermented with native yeast in concrete vats then transferred to barrels.
Conservation: 100% French oak barrels for one year.
Winemaker: Eric Boissenot and Patrice Pagés
Mid cherry red. Lovely cherry fragrance too. Cool and silky. Relatively lightweight but fine and gentle on the palate.
Production: 13,300 cases | Alcohol: 12.75% | TA: 3.2 g/l | Residual Sugar: 2.70 g/l | pH: 3.80
PRESS & POINTS
2012- Jancis Robinson 16.5
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