A beautiful offering, the 2007 Clos Fourtet was fashioned from moderately low yields of 36 hectolitres per hectare. Raspberry and blueberry fruit on the nose with a dense, rich, and surprisingly full-bodied palate for the vintage. Lovely texture with sweet tannins and low acidity making it an early drinking wine to enjoy now or in the coming few years.
French red wine from Saint Emilion in Bordeaux France, made with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Clos Fourtet is a twenty hectares estate situated a stone’s throw from the medieval village of St Emilion, right on top of the limestone plateau. The domaine is managed by Mathieu Cuvelier and supported by talented consultants Stephane Derenoncourt and Jean Claude Berrouet, who earned fame for his many years as the winemaker for Petrus. Clos Fourtet continues experimenting with biodynamic techniques and strives to be more natural in their Bordeaux wine making approach. View our selection.
Vineyards are planted with Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The wine is vinified traditionally and aged in oak barrels for 18 months, using 60 to 70% new oak. The wine is bottled unfiltered.
‘Clos Fourtet’ (Grand Vin) and ‘La Closerie de Fourtet’ (2nd wine)