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Chateau Fourcas Hosten 2005

$55.00 per bottle

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Wine Enthusiast ~ 91 Points

"Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish."

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2005 VINTAGE

91 Still young, with its dry tannins, this is a wine that has developed depth and concentration over the last 3-4 years. It has power, the berry fruits driving through the structure to give a layered, attractive, serious finish.
16 Solidly extracted, a bit smoky, quite rich and plumy with good tannins
16 Dark purple velvety look. Rather simple ripe red fruits on the nose but on the palate it is clear that there is very competent oaking and a nice fresh mouthful. Certainly perfectly respectable glass of claret. Appetising, dry finish and nothing overdone. Complete.
Name Château Fourcas Hosten
Vintage 2005
Type Rouge / Red
Appellation Listrac
Classification Cru Bourgeois
Grape Varieties 53% Cabernet Sauvignon & 43% Merlot
Format 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Vineyard 47 hectares
Average Age of Vines 25 Years
Production  Approx 20,000 cases
Soil 27 ha gravel, 20 ha clay-limestone
Winemaking

75% hand-picking - 25% mechanical.

VINIFICATION : Traditional with temperature controlled
MACERATION : between 15 and 21 days according to the quality of the wine in each vat and daily pumping-over during the alcoholic fermentation

Ageing  aged in oak barrels for 12 months. A third of the barrels are renewed every year.

A lovely country manor house on 3 hectares of magnificent grounds beside a Romanesque church, Château Fourcas Hosten is located in the heart of Listrac, a peaceful village that gave its name to the appellation.
In 1810, Monsieur Hosten sold the estate to the de Saint-Affrique family, who created Château Fourcas Hosten and gave it an international reputation. The brothers Renaud and Laurent Momméja acquired the château (a private asset owned by Laurent and Renaud rather than by the Hermès label) during the 2006 vintage and were determined to breathe new life into this beautiful two hundred year old estate: “We fell in love with this wonderful property and its fine wine, and wanted to write a new page of our family’s history - one including Château Fourcas Hosten”. It is in this spirit that they undertook an ambitious renovation project including a new vat room with concrete, wooden, and stainless steel vats as well as new cellars and major restructuring of the vineyard.