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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

Partly an enclave of Château Pavie Decesse, on the Saint-Emilion clay limestone plateau, Château Bellevue-Mondotte is tiny in size, but has an "immense” terroir.

Overlooking the Dordogne valley from a height of 80 meters, this estate combines all the necessary characteristics for producing high quality wines: meagre soil, excellent south-facing sun exposure, fine natural drainage due to its position on a slope, protection from frost damage, and shelter from northerly winds.

Green harvesting, with an initial leaf thinning on the eastern side of the vines in late June and a second in mid-August on the western side.

The grapes are hand-picked and hand sorted. Alcoholic fermentation is triggered by indigenous yeast in temperature-controlled wooden vats. The wine is kept on the skins for 3 to 5 weeks. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel.

Château Bellevue-Mondotte is barrel-aged for six months on its lees (100% of new oak) for a total of aproximatively 24 months. Final blending takes place just before bottling, and the wine is neither fined nor filtered.

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Bellevue Mondotte - dark fruit, tannin very well complimented by sweet ripe fruit and as ripe tannin, excellent complexity and structure. Rich with strong backbone. Impeccably made. 95-96p.
  • 95p
Deep colour. Intense elderberry, dark plum,Turkish Delight aromas. Richly concentrated and syrupy with ripe dark fruits, a touch of spice and dark chocolate, plentiful savoury tannins and vanilla, marzipan oak. Finishes firm with a plume of tannins. Sweet fruit hides grippy al dente textures. 89 points
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Ripened black and red fruit, a bit raisin at the end of the palate. Quite weighty tannin with medium length. Deep and powerful. 93
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St.Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2015  ( Château Bellevue-Mondotte )

"Bellevue Mondotte - dark fruit, tannin very well complimented by sweet ripe fruit and as ripe tannin, excellent complexity and structure. Rich with strong backbone. Impeccably made. 95-96p."

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2015  ( Château Bellevue-Mondotte )

"Deep colour. Intense elderberry, dark plum,Turkish Delight aromas. Richly concentrated and syrupy with ripe dark fruits, a touch of spice and dark chocolate, plentiful savoury tannins and vanilla, marzipan oak. Finishes firm with a plume of tannins. Sweet fruit hides grippy al dente textures. 89 points"

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93p
 Winnie Wing-Yin Ng , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2015  ( Château Bellevue-Mondotte )

"Ripened black and red fruit, a bit raisin at the end of the palate. Quite weighty tannin with medium length. Deep and powerful. 93"

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