Château Fourcas Hosten Listrac-Médoc 2009Regular price €40.00
Rich and concentrated with supple, seamless fruit and very well integrated oak. This is succulent and ripe but also has great finesse and underlying structure. Another super wine from a wonderful vintage.
Jancis Robinson : 17/20
Château Fourcas Hosten 2009, This Cru property is now in the hands of the Mommeia Brothers of the Hermes clothing and fashion house, they have been investing heavily in wines over recent years. 'Dark crimson, low-key but quite intriguing nose, full, firm and dramatic. Nicely balanced with polished tannins and very appetising, the type of wine that could be a pleasure to drink all its life!' 17pts - Jancis Robinson Drink 2016 - 2025.
Château Fourcas Hosten 2009
Following exceptional climate conditions throughout the vegetative cycle of the vine, the maturity of the berries was absolutely noteworthy, especially the cabernets. The perfect sanitary conditions allowed us to harvest stressless from October 1st and to plan the picking-up of the different plots to complete on October 15th. The 2009 vintage presents a high flavour quality due to the yield and the balance of our blending between merlots and Cabernets Sauvignons. Careful extraction of the skin components to give a rich, structured and deep wine. The controlled ageing in oak barrels brings finesse and volume for significant ageing potential.
Soil : 60% Pyrenean gravel over a clayey subsoil, limestone shelf, 40% clayey limestone
Varietals : 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet sauvignon et 10% Cabernet Franc
Average age of the vines: 25 years old
Harvesting Methods : 75% hand-picking - 25% mechanical
Vinification : Vats entirely thermo-regulated. Vinification by varietal and quality of the harvest. Traditional vinification: daily periodic pumping over of the tank volume. Controlled fermentation temperature between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius. Devatting on average 3 weeks after the start of alcoholic fermentation.
Ageing : The first wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months. A third of the barrels are renewed every year.
Fining : Fined with egg white after the final blending
Bottling : At the Château: March 1st - 9th 2011
Average annual production: 197,000 bottles
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet sauvignon et 10% Cabernet Franc|