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Clos Fourtet 2020

Bordeaux - 1er grand cru classé "B"Saint-Emilion - Red
Clos Fourtet 2020
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The refinement and aromatic richness of a Premier Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion

The estate

The main defining characteristic of Clos Fourtet, a Premier Grand Cru Classe of Saint-Emilion, is that it is classified as a “clos.” In a constant search for excellence, Clos Fourtet and the Cuvelier family practice sustainable agriculture with a profound respect for natural balances.

The vineyard

The 25-year-old vines are cultivated on the 20-hectare vineyard of Clos Fourtet, planted in clay-limestone soils typical of Saint-Emilion.

The vintage

The mild and particularly rainy winter favored the accumulation of water reserves, which helped the soils that had suffered the drought of 2019. The early budburst began 10 days in advance. The hot and humid spring favored the rapid development of the vines. The dry and cool weather from the end of May limited the water stress. Veraison began in mid-July. Summer conditions were warmer than average. The first half of September was marked by an alternation of hot days and cool nights, conditions favorable for the development of a beautiful aromatic expression.

Vinification and aging

Fermentation of whole grapes. Reception of the harvest in 25 thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with small volume. Extraction by natural punching down. Fermentation from 22 to 30 days. Malolactic fermentation in vats, jars and barrels. Aging lasts 14 to 18 months in the property's underground cellar, in French oak barrels (50% new, 48% second-fill) and in a jars (2%).

The blend

The Clos Fourtet 2020 is made from a blend of Merlot (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7%), Cabernet Franc (3%).

The tasting

Color

The wine is a deep garnet color, adorned with purple reflections.

Nose

The nose reveals intense fragrances of violet and blackberries mixed with delicious floral notes.

Palate

Fresh and full-bodied, the palate seduces with its elegance, its creamy and mouth-coating tannins, its aromatic richness and length.

Parker : 96-98 / 100
J. Suckling : 95-96 / 100
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc

Bettane & Desseauve
97-98

Decanter
96

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
95-96

Revue du Vin de France
96-98

Vinous - A. Galloni
96-98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Clos Fourtet

Region
Bordeaux

Parker
96-98

On Special
No

Classification
1er grand cru classé "B"

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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