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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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Deep colour. Fresh blackberry graphite aromas with flinty star anise notes. Lovely fresh elderberry blacckberry ginger fruit, plentiful lacy bitter tannins and fine long acidity. Refreshing and lengthy. Tasted at Ch Pavie. 93 points

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially closed character, opening up slowly releasing aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, black cherries and mulberries. In the background mild spices, cinnamon and vanilla as well as toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, sweet fruit and excellent length. 94

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St.Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2016  ( Château Bellevue-Mondotte )

Deep colour. Fresh blackberry graphite aromas with flinty star anise notes. Lovely fresh elderberry blacckberry ginger fruit, plentiful lacy bitter tannins and fine long acidity. Refreshing and lengthy. Tasted at Ch Pavie. 93 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte 2016  ( Château Bellevue-Mondotte )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially closed character, opening up slowly releasing aroma reminiscent of blackcurrants and blackberries, black cherries and mulberries. In the background mild spices, cinnamon and vanilla as well as toasting aroma. On the palate well structured with firm tannins, sweet fruit and excellent length. 94

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