Château Fourcas Hosten
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot
Soil: Two different complementary terroirs: one is clayey limestone and the other is made up of Pyrenean gravels
Vinifcation: 1.5 years barreled new and aged
The harvest plan for every plot meets the imperative that grapes must be picked when and only when they are perfectly ripe. The teams increase the number of passes or take days off with no picking as conditions dictate.
Thorough optical sorting of the fruit as the harvest arrives in the winery, guarantees that only the best berries are selected.
The vathouse, which was designed in 2010, has a total of more than 40 small tanks (from 2,500 to 10,000 litres in capacity), made of wood, concrete and stainless steel. This arrangement enables the wine from each individual plot to receive customised care. Every tank has its own special settings in terms of temperature, frequency of pumping over, soak duration, etc.
Tasting Notes: this wines offer a tasty balance of crisp fruit on the attack and multiple layers on the palate with a velvety texture. Subtle, classy tannins make for a very elegant finish
Château Fourcas Hosten works tirelessly to achieve its ambition of projecting the property into the future. The estate’s team has marshalled the means necessary to express the Fourcas Hosten terroir optimally, and all its energy is invested in a general process of improvement ready to hand everything down to future generations.
This vision naturally assigns great importance to the environment and its preservation for those who will follow
2010 Vintage – Wine Enthuast: 91 points James Suckling: 92 points