Château Fourcas Dupré 2021



Varietal blend
54% Cabernet Sauvignon
45% Merlot
1% Petit Verdot

Alcohol by volume

Quantity produced
85 000 bottles

Size of the vineyard
47 ha

Average age of vines
30 years old

Grape varieties
49% Merlot
47% Cabernet Sauvignon,
4% Petit Verdot

Soil type
Pyrenean gravel and gravel on clay

Vineyard skills

Yields in hls/ha
30 hls/ha

Maturing/ageing : 12 months

Owner's words
Patience and reactivity were necessary to ensure a nice 2021 vintage at CHâteau Fourcas Dupré. Beginning of summer was a little bit cool and humid, it was necessary to well manage all the operations in the vineyard on time to preserve our perfect sanitary conditions. The sun came out at the end of August and the beginning of September, and the Merlots quickly showed themselves to be attractive. The Cabernets Sauvignons reached perfect ripeness at the beginning of October, and we get the opportunity to wait to pick them up full and rich. The blend shows a predominance of Cabernet Sauvignon which gives the wine a fruity and structuring energy. The Merlot gives a nice envelope at the beginning and midlle of the mouth. Like the 2020 vintage, the low yields give a natural concentration.