Listrac is one of the largest grape-growing areas of the Médoc peninsula. Situated between St-Julien and Margaux, the appellation counts 650 hectares of vines.
The vineyard of Fourcas Dupré were already situated at a place called Fourcas on maps drawn in the 18th century by Louis XV's mapmaker, Belleyme. Originally called cru Roulet, the property was purchased in 1843 by Master Dupré of the Bordeaux Court of Appeal, who renovated the winery, thus creating an important viticultural estate.
The Château's vineyards occupy a privileged position in Listrac: the 45 hectares of vines are situated on a hilltop of Pyrenean gravel which at 42 meters altitude is the highest point in the Médoc! The sections designated to elaborate your wine are located very close to the chateau and are referred to as Est Fourcas and côte de Fourcas. The first is planted to cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc while the second is planted to merlot.
Today the domain is directed by Patrice Pagès, the descendant of a long tradition of pioneering wine makers. Already in the 19th century, his grandfather contributed to the replanting of the vineyards of North Africa.
His father took over Château Fourcas Dupré in 1970 and worked hard to develop the estate, which had only 13 ha of vines at that time.
Patrice Pagès grew up with a culture of wine that was too strong to resist! Learning the ropes on the job, Patrice was first the manager of two other domains and since 1985 he's become the modest and enthusiastic director of this beautiful estate. He inherited from his father a "certain idea of wine": the wine maker's job is to accompany nature and assure a perfect continuity between the vine and the finished wines.
Constantly looking for balance and harmony, Patrice Pagès has brought his timeless wine, as he calls it, close to the summit of it's appellation.
Recognised by its peers, Château Fourcas Dupré is a member of the Wine Academy of Bordeaux and the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux.
The Mes Vignes Vintage
The bottling of which you are going to follow the production is a Cru Bourgeois from the appellation Listrac-Médoc.