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Situated at an altitude of 42 metres, the Fourcas plateau is called the "roof of the Médoc" and features the oldest geological stratum in the region. Formerly called "cru Roullet", Fourcas Dupré took on its present name in 1843 when Jean-Antoine Baptiste Dupré, a Bordeaux solicitor, acquired the estate.
In 1970, Guy Pagès bought the château and undertook a major renovation, transforming Fourcas Dupré in the process into one of the finest wines in its appellation. His son, Patrice Pagès, took over in 1985, perpetuating the same meticulousness, expertise, and passion. Château Fourcas Dupré's terroir is an unsusual blend of gravel, clay, limestone. It is one of the rare estates in the Médoc with more than 80 % Pyrenean gravel, which accounts for the wine's strong personality.
Thanks to this soil and carefully-studied proportions of grape varieties, the wines of Fourcas Dupré reflect their terroir with great success. Mineral, complex, and very expressive on the palate, they also have tremendous ageing potential.
Pyrenean gravel, with a clay-limestone subsoil
49 % Merlot
49 % Cabernet Sauvignon
2 % Petit Verdot
New barrels: 33%
Bellevue de Fourcas Dupré