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  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Meats in rich sauces

The Story

Taking the reins of the château in 2000, Nicolas Thienpont, with expert advice from Stéphane Derenoncourt, launched a programme of renovation work to improve the natural drainage of the soil, replanting certain plots of the vineyard and introducing new biodynamic vine-tending techniques to complement the estate’s traditional working methods.

In this same spirit of constantly striving for perfection, the winemaking team from Château Angelus now supervises all work in the vineyard and in the winery.

Bordering on the highest point of the famous Saint-Emilion limestone plateau (75m), the vines of Château Bellevue are spread over around 7 hectares of south and south-west facing slopes, nestled side by side with the Premiers Grands Crus Classés. 

They are rooted in a varied terroir that reflects the geological evolution of the region, with a clay-limestone subsoil which becomes progressively richer in limestone towards the top of the hill.

98 % Merlot, 2 % Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes : A blend of floral and spicy notes in the bouquet. A powerful character: full-bodied, elegant and consistent. Great volume and presence on the palate. Tightly-structured tannins give way to rich, warm notes. 

Food-wine pairings : meats in rich sauces, game birds, lamb , cheese.

 

 

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Origin

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Above Average

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Bellevue 2014  ( Château Bellevue )

"Dark purple red coulour with violet hue. Elegant nose with spicy character, hints of cedar wood, Garam Massala and vanilla. On the palate well structurd with elegant fruit, well structured tannins and good length. "

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