Description/ Tasting NotesElegant, with beautiful nose yet intense, complex and silky tannins with long minerality finish
Winery Info/ Brand
Clos-Fourtet could barely get any closer to the medieval village. Its vines almost form path into the village, inviting you to a tour of this romantic place. Clos Fourtet,called "Camp Fourtet"in the Middle Ages, was once a fort designed to protect the town of Saint Emilion. Times are now more peaceful, but the estate has kept its stone walls which enclose the chateau was built in the 18th century and still embodies the splendour of the architecture and the wine world of that time.-Philippe Cuvelier.
Region Info/ Origin
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).