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In the 18th century, they were the first to make the most of this land with only a thin layer of arable soil, but blessed with outstanding natural drainage. Clos Fourtet has abundantly proved its standing as a Premier Grand Cru Classé, helped in this respect by hard work and major investments by the Cuvelier family, owners since 2001.
Located atop the limestone plateau well-known for producing some of the greatest wines in Saint-Émilion, Clos Fourtet has one of the appellation’s best and most famous terroirs.
The vines, located in a single block, a stone’st throw from the medieval village, grow atop impressive underground quarries.
Winemaking is very traditional, but complemented by the most
up-to-date techniques. The wine is extremely elegant and has a strong personality, with incomparable minerality
85 % Merlot
10 % Cabernet Sauvignon
5 % Cabernet franc
New barrels: 65 %
La Closerie de Fourtet