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Philippe Cuvelier purchased this estate from the Lurton’s in 2001 and the high standards practised by them have continued, especially with input from Stéphane Derenoncourt. There are 20 ha of vineyards planted to a mix of Merlot (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (12%) and Cabernet Franc. The resulting wines have generally been big, full and sturdy, particularly during the last decade, which has seen a consistent raising of standards. The wine is densely extracted and sees a high proportion of new oak. Recent vintages have been refined and classy with great intensity. The property should continue to move towards greater things.

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Area under vines: 18.50 hectares
Soils: clayey-limestone
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Production: 55 000 bottles a year
Ageing: 18 to 22 months in 65% new oak barrels
Planting density:  6000 foots per hectares
Grape varieties:

  • Merlot 85%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
  • Cabernet Franc 5%

Second wine: Closerie de Fourtet


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1 Le Châtelet-Sud, Saint-Emilion, France
Type Wine
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B
Closerie de Fourtet Saint-Emilion
Type Wine
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2009
12x75cl - 2 case(s)
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2015
6x75cl - 3 case(s)
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2015
6x75cl - 2 case(s)
Type Wine
Type Wine
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2005
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2009
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2010
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2015
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 1928
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2012
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2014
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2016
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 2017
Clos Fourtet Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe B - 1990
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