Vines have grown in Fourcas since the early 18th century, as proved by royal cartographers, including Masse, Robert, Belleyme, etc. situated at an altitude of 42 metres, the Fourcas plateau is known as 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 into one of the finest wines in its appellation. His son, Patrice Pagès, took over in 1985, perpetuating the same spirit of meticulousness, expertise, and passion. Château Fourcas Dupré’s terroir is an unusual blend of gravel, clay, and limestone. It is one of the rare Médoc estates with over 80% Pyrenean gravel, which accounts for the wine’s strong personality.
Château Fourcas Dupré's grand vin is produced from the estate's best fruit, and is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, a third of which are new. Around 240,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine, Bellevue de Fourcas Dupré, is produced from the same four varieties as the grand vin – some 60,000 bottles are produced each vintage.
Second wine: Bellevue de Fourcas Dupré
Area Under Vine:
|Soil:||Pyrenean gravel on a clay-limestone subsoil|
|Grape Varieties:||49% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot|
|Ageing:||12 months in barrels- New barrels: 33%|
|Second wine:||Bellevue de Fourcas Dupré|
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