Château Le Vieux Fort is ideally located at the tip of the Médoc in the district of Valeyrac, near the Gironde estuary and Atlantic Ocean. Since 1925, the Bergey family has guided the history of the estate, which today is headed up by the 4th generation.
Wit hits vast diversity, the terroir is typical of the Médoc and comprises three very different blocks of vines, allowing multiple blending possibilities. The initiatives put in place to maintain a tighter control over yields, including increased planting densities and green harvest, promote the production of high quality grapes, which once rigorously sorted will be vinified in the winery. A Cru Bourgeois full of character indeed !
Bordeaux red structured , rich and intense flavors, sometimes woody notes. Perfect for exceptional moments.
The Bergey family, since 4 generations.
In the district of Valeyrac, at the tip of Médoc, immediately next to the Gironde Estuary.
3 distinctive plots: gravel, sandy-gravel and sandy-clay.
55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
Awards and press reviews
2014 Vintage : Silver medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2018
2013 Vintage : Gold medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2016
2011 Vintage : Gold medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2013
2010 Vintage: * One star (denotes a great wine) in the Guide Hachette des Vins 2014 : “… the 2010 vintage reveals an elegant bouquet, with the emphasis on ripe fruits and candied fruits, enhanced by delicate, oaky notes and grilled nuances. Generous, consistant and fleshy, the first impressions on the bouquet are echoed on the palate and backed by well-extracted tannins…”
15/20 “Lovely intense colour, lightly oaked on the palate, but fleshy overall and typical of the appellation and terroir. Well-made, resulting in a wine revealing good length, in a spicy style…” (La Revue du Vin de France/ Gerbelle & Maurange – Great Value Wine Guide 2015)
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A Cru Bourgeois full of character
With its magnificent ruby, crimson-tinged appearance, this Cru Bourgeois wine reveals aromas of macerated fruits with a hint of mint, lifted by roasted notes. Generous and rich on the palate, with relatively firm tannins that will soften over time. A highly characterful Cru Bourgeois wine which leaves a lasting impression of great elegance.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor