A beautiful Charter house nestled in the heart of a magnificent 3-hectare park, in the shadow of the bell tower of the old Roman church, Château Fourcas Hosten is situated in the centre of Listrac, a peaceful village in the eponymous appellation. In 1810, Mr. Hosten, who inherited the vineyards from his father, a lawyer in Bordeaux, ceded the vineyards to the Saint Affrique family who created Château Fourcas Hosten and brought it international renown. Renaud and Laurent Mommeja have been the new owners since September 2006.
Recognised as one of the bourgeois Great Growths on the Médoc peninsula, Château Fourcas Hosten produces a wine whose balanced blending has always been hailed a success. Dedicated to the dynamics of progress, the Mommeja family and their team have undertaken concrete steps targeting the improvement of the existing structure, the buildings, and the 47 hectares of vineyards. Renaud and Laurent Mommeja, surrounded by their team, have devoted an enormous amount of energy, effort, involvement, and financial means out of pure passion for this land which produces wines that the team endeavours to make exceptional each year.
Notes and Reviews
Wine Enthusiast (92)
A wine that is poised between tannins and light fruitiness, this has fine acidity and just the right amount of concentration. There is a touch of spice from the wood ageing at the end.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Age of Vines||25 years old|
|Vinification||Vats entirely thermo-regulated. Vinification by varietal and quality of the harvest. Traditional vinification: daily periodic pumping-over of the tank volume. Controlled fermentation temperature between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius.|
|Elevage||12 months in barrel (33% new oak)|
|Soil Type||60% Pyrenean gravel over clayey subsoil 40% clayey limestone|