Chateau Fourcas Hosten 2011 - Red
Chateau Fourcas Hosten is made of 51% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 2 % Cabernet Franc. 75% of the grapes are picked by hand and the vinification that follows then takes place in the classic way with controlled temperature. The fermentation takes 21-28 days with and the wine is regularily turned (remontage). The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months - 1/3rd of the barrels are new, 1/3rd has been used once and 1/3rd has been used twice. 197,000 bottles are produced annually.
- Country : France
- Region : Bordeaux
- Grape variety : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Classification : AOP Listrac Medoc
- Awards : Gold medal Concours mondial de Bruxelles, 86-88p Stephen Tanzer, silver medal Feminalise, Guide Hachette, Bronze medal Decanter, 14/20p Gault & Millau, 15.5 /20 Jancis Robinson, Bronze medal Int. Wine & spirit competition
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2011
- Alcohol degree : 13%
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau Fourcas Hosten is located in the village of Listrac-Medoc, nestled in a beautiful park of 3 hectares. In 1810, Mr. Hosten sold the vineyard to the St. Affrique family who created the chateau Fourcas Hosten with its current name. The wine castle then got very quickly an international reputation. Much later, in the middle of the harvest in 2006, the two brothers Renaud and Laurent Mommeja bought the winery with the ambition to resurrect this beautiful 200-year-old property. "We were really in love with this property and its great wines and that is why we wanted, together with Chateau Fourcas Hosten, write a new page in our family's history". A major renovation project was started immediately and a new wine cellar has been built and the vineyard has been completely restructured since then.
A ruby red color with carmine red hues. Chateau Fourcas Hosten has complex aromas of black berries(blackcurrant), pepper and elderberry. The palate is round and soft with silky and elegant tannins. A wine with good volume, power and structure to be enjoyed with a tournedos Rossini.