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Listrac Médoc

On the left bank of the Gironde, the Fourcas plateau dominates the Médoc, this region known for its great wines renowned throughout the world. The plateau that is nicknamed "the roof of the Médoc" is its oldest geological layer.

New Aquitaine is home to many renowned vineyards. The Listrac Médoc appellation is the most recent and smallest of the Médoc appellations, with 600 hectares which produce 31,000 hl of red wines. It is one of the six prestigious communal appellations of Haut Médoc, along with Margaux, Moulis, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe. The soils of Listrac Médoc are composed of Pyrenean and Garonne gravel as well as clay, a composition unique in the Médoc. The appellation commune is the furthest from the estuary, on the edge of the forest Medoc.

A powerful and harmonious wine

Listrac Médoc wines are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon which provides structure, and Merlot which gives aromatic and fruity power. As additional grape varieties, we find Petit Verdot and Cabernet-Franc. Listrac Médoc, while revealing a roundness that balances the tannic strength, stands out with its build, its power, its harmonious palate and its beautiful volume.

Other estates have marked the history of Listrac Médoc, notably Château Clarke and its crus bourgeois, but also wines from the cooperative cellar which appeared on the wine list of the Compagnie internationale des wagons-lits. The famous Trains-Bleus have largely contributed to the success of the appellation.

Currently the holder of HVE 1 certification, Château Fourcas Dupré has set itself to achieve level 3 of this certification (maximum level) by 2023.

In the heart of the Médoc regional natural park

Listrac Médoc is also the name of the town where the Château Fourcas Dupré is nestled. It is ideally located in a central point of the Médoc, between Bordeaux, the ocean, the lakes, the port of Lamarque and the Route des Châteaux. The town is part of the Médoc Regional Natural Park and lives to the rhythm of its vineyards which occupy 560 hectares. It also has one of the last artisanal brickyards, present since 1880 in the town. It mainly manufactures bricks, tiles and decorative objects from clay.

The town of Listrac Médoc is also home to the Church of Saint Martin, a religious building of Romanesque origin in the heart of the village, but also an old washhouse where women used to meet once a week to exchange the latest news.

To the north of the town, the Château de Fourcas Dupré continues to keep the wine-growing tradition of Listrac Médoc and its fame alive by offering a wine typical of this appellation.

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