Château Fourcas-Hosten is located in the heart of Listrac-Médoc, in country manor house on 3 hectares of magnificent grounds beside a Romanesque church. In 1810, Monsieur Hosten sold the estate to the de Saint-Affrique family, who created Château Fourcas Hosten and gave it an international reputation. The brothers Renaud and Laurent Momméja (Hermes co-owner)acquired the château during the 2006 vintage and were determined to breathe new life into this beautiful two hundred year old estate. They undertook an ambitious renovation project including a new vat room with concrete, wooden, and stainless steel tanks as well as new cellars and major restructuring of the vineyard.
Merlot vines are planted on clay-limestonesoils that surround the estate. Cabernets are on gravel soil on the famous «Le Fourcas» plateau (alike the greatest Chateaux of Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux). Vines are around 25 years old with a density of 8,333 vines per hectare. 75% of the harvest is done by hand.
Once picked, the fruit goes through strict berry selection on a sorting table. The tanks are filled via semi-gravity flow, and fermentation begins. 50% of the tanks are co-inoculated with malolactic bacteria 24 hours into fermentation. Plots are vinified independently in concrete and wooden tanks. The final blend occurs prior to aging under the direction of Consultant Eric Boissenot. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels (38% new barrels, 39% one-year barrels, 13% two-year barrels) and 10% in tanks.
Aromas of of black fruit and flowers, followed by mineral and cedart tones. The mouth is medium-bodied with rich fruit, nice acidity and a round finish.
Enjoy with roasted red meat, fried chicken or pasta arrabiata.