Chateau Fourcas Borie is the creation of Bruno Borie. If the name of Borie sounds familiar to you, that is because it should. Bruno Borie is best known as the owner of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou in St. Julien (regarded as a leading super second growth) .The Borie family purchased the vineyards that make up Chateau Fourcas Borie in 2009.
Listrac-Medoc became a named Medoc AOP in 1957 to sit alongside the other 5 great names of Pauillac, Margaux, St Julien, Moulis and St Estephe. The 30 hectare, Left Bank vineyard of Chateau Fourcas Borie is planted to 50% Cabernet Sauvignon , 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot on a terroir of clay with limestone soil. On average, the vines are close to 30 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density that ranges from 6,600 vines per hectare to 9,900 vines per hectare in 27 separate plots. As the property was created when two estates were joined together, it’s understandable the vineyards occupy two separate types of terroir. The soils consist of gravel and clay on the hillsides and clay with limestone on the flats.
“Fourcas Borie, formerly sold under the name of Fourcas Dumont is a new wine from Bruno Borie of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou. Filled with juicy ripe, spicy cassis, blackberry and earth, this charming, crowd pleasing wine will offer a lot of bang for the buck” – 90 Points – Wine Cellar insider