Wines of Chateau

Château Fourtet
1er Grand Cru Classé “B”
Appellation Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

En chiffres

Surface : 20 Ha

Production : 45 000 Bouteilles de Clos Fourtet et 20 000 bouteilles en second vin.

Géologie : Argilo Calcaire

Encépagement : 85% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Elevage : de 15 à 18 mois, 60 % de barique neuves

For centuries, the ancient‘ fortet’ (small fort) with its modest profile has overlooked the historic town of Saint-Émilion, peacefully surveying it in times of prosperity, protecting it in times of war. Constructed from the very rock upon which it stands, the chateau and it’s surrounding wall (giving ‘clos’) is intimate and unassuming. Ever since the beginning of the classification in 1956, Clos Fourtet has been one of the very few ‘Premiers Grands Crus Classés’ of Saint-Émilion.