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Chateau Bellevue 2011, Saint Emilion Grand Cru

RM350.40

Grape Variety:

98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes:

The blend of 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc is quite remarkable in quality and purity on the nose, hints of graphite mingle subtly with black and red fruit aromas. On the palate, it displays powerful structure and is taut with a very long finish. A very great wine in the making.

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Description

Château Bellevue, a Grand Cru Classé located in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, is owned by the Pradel de Lavaux and De Boüard de Laforest families. The Angélus team has been carefully watching over its vineyard and cellars since 2007.

Covering a single block of 6.82 hectares (16.85 acres), Château Bellevue’s vineyard is made up solely of the Merlot grape variety. Situated on one of the finest terroirs of Saint-Emilion, and having some of the great Premiers Grands Crus Classés as its close neighbours, the vineyard stretches out seamlessly over both slopes and plateau. Château Bellevue enjoys stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The estate’s 2.5 hectares (6.18 acres) of grounds, which feature both Mediterranean and Atlantic plant life, offer an oasis of unique biodiversity set in the very heart of the vineyard. A stroll through this magical place allows visitors to discover a delightful 17th century chartreuse with balustrade-line terraces and a rich heritage depicting the history of Saint-Emilion’s vines and wine.

DATA SHEET

Surface area: 6,82 hectares, on one single piece of land
Geographic position: Eastern, Southern and South-western slopes of the Saint-Emilion hill and plateau
Soils: clay-limestone
Plantation density: 6000 to 7500 vines per hectare
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
Average age of the vines: 40 years old
Vine growing: vines are grown traditionally and a proportion of rows are grassed down; de-budding is carried out, followed by green harvests
Harvest: picked by hand
Winery: wooden, concrete and stainless steel vats, all equipped with temperature control
Fermentation on skins: 2 to 3 weeks
Wines go into barrels: straight after they have been run-off
Annual production: approximately 20 000 bottles
Maturation: 16 to 20 months
Bottling: at the estate

Source: https://www.chateaubellevue.fr/en/presentation-chateau-bellevue.php

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