Clos Fourtet 1994

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CLFO199410 UCAU
  • Famous producer from Saint-Emilion
  • Originally Built as a Fort, vines were planted at the estate in the 1600's
  • Minor Label Damage, but excellently stored
  • 1 or more bottles
    $84.99
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Editors notes

The wines of Clos Fourtet, Premier Grand Cru Classé, embody the finest of Saint-Émilion. Smooth, intriguing and seductive, their pure natural aromas are delicately woven together

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Cassis
    • Plum
    • Red Fruits
  • Palate
    • Cherry
    • Plum
    • Redcurrant

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

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France

Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.

Two concepts pivotal to the higher end French wines, in particular, are the idea of 'terroir' and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Terroir refers to the way the geography, geology and climate find their way into the glass, telling a story of the origin of the wine. The AOC was set up in 1935 and has the primary goal of protecting the authenticity of the wines and the livelihoods of the producers. Appellation rules strictly define which varieties of grapes and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or in some cases, like in Burgundy even specific vineyards.

Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)

The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux produces some of the most highly sought after and revered wines in the world. Located close to the coast, in the south-west of France the town and is divided by the Gironde River. Wines to the west of the river are referred to as left bank, and are Cabernet dominant. To the East of the river, on the right bank Merlot is the dominant grape variety. Throughout the 57 appellations, over 10,000 wine-making châteaux grow the red grapes; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. These are commonly blended and collectively referred to as clarets. Smaller amounts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is also grown in Bordeaux.

In 1855, due to the high export demands of Bordeaux wines, Emporer Napoleon III requested an official Bordeaux classification system, based on market costs of the wines at the time. The Chateaux were classified in to five ‘growths’ from first growth to fifth growth and cru Bourgois. Also in 1855 The Sauternes and Barsac classification covered the sweeter wines, with Chateau d’Yquem the only Superior First Growth, followed by Premiers Crus and Deux Deuxièmes Crus.

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About the brand Chateau Clos Fourtet

Erected During The Middle Ages As A Defensive Fort, The Property Is Situated Opposite The Main Entrance To The Old Town Of Saint-émilion.viticulture At What Was Then Called Camfourtet (Camp Fourtet) Began With The Efforts Of Léon Rulleau In The Mid-18th Century, Who Passed On The Estate To His Nephew Elie Rulleau Who Had The Present Château Built. Records Show That In 1789 The Property Was Valued At 100,000 Livres. The Estate's Name Was Altered To Clos Fourtet By The Rulleau Family In 1868.

Fernand Ginestet Acquired The Estate In 1919, In The Same Year That He Purchased The Pomerol Estate Château Petit-village. In 1949 It Was Then Sold By His Son Pierre Ginestet In Order To Finance Control Of Château Margaux, And Purchased By François Lurton.

The Lurton Family Sold Clos Fourtet In 2001, Reportedly For The Sum Of Usd 66.8 Million.currently The Estate Is Owned By Philippe Cuvelier, Also Owner Of Château Poujeaux, With The Oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt As Consultant.

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