Château Fourcas-Borie aims at producing an elegant top-quality wine. Great efforts are made regarding both the cultivation of the vineyard and the elaboration of the wine.

The 30 hectares of vineyards are planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot on a terroir of clay and limestone. After sorting and destemming the grapes were put in stainless steel vats with daily pump-overs. The vats range in size from 30 to 220 hectoliters to allow for a parcel by parcel vinification. The wine was aged for 12 months in 30%- 50% new French oak. The skills of five coopers were used along with various degrees of toast in order to give the final wine the aromatic complexity required.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in appearance with defined aromas of mocha with black cherry and currant fruit.
Juicy on the palate with plum-like texture and dark, ripe fruits underscored by lots of spice.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Chateau Fourcas-Borie
Vineyard size:
75 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous, Clay, and Gravel
Vines/acre:
2,400 - 3,960
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Fining agent:
Albumine
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Age of aging container:
25% New
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12 Months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.0 %
pH level:
3.7
Residual sugar:
<2 g/L
Acidity:
3.4 g/L
Total SO2:
75.0 mg/L