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Clos Fourtet

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Premier Grand Cru Classé
Cuvelier Family
Clos Fourtet owes its initial reputation to the Rulleau and Carles families, Lords of Figeac.

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

Clos Fourtet
( Saint-Émilion Grand Cru )
Clos Fourtet
( Saint-Émilion Grand Cru )
Clos Fourtet
1 Châtelet Sud
+33 (0)5 57 24 70 90
The Château in figures
Area under wine

18.5 hectares


55,000 bottles


Clay-limestone plateau

Grape varieties

85 % Merlot

10 % Cabernet Sauvignon

5 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

15-18 months 

New barrels: 65 %

Second wine

La Closerie de Fourtet