Named Cru Bourgeois Exceptional in 2020, thanks to the commitment of a family and its historic terroir. Château Belle-Vue is a nugget of the South Médoc.
Château Belle-Vue was acquired in 2004 by Vincent Mulliez with Château de Gironville and Château Bolaire. Since his tragic death in 2010, his wife Isabelle has taken over the management of the estates. Under the benevolent and sparkling gaze of Vincent Mulliez, whose photo still adorns the tasting room at Château Belle-Vue, she continues with determination the work he had initiated, surrounded by a small team. After years of revitalizing the properties, in the vineyard as in the cellars and a passionate implication of more than 10 years, Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen, technical director of Château Pédesclaux, recently passed the baton to Yannick Reyrel, oenologist trained by Jean-Claude Berrouet. Her expertise in all areas related to the exploitation of wine-growing properties consolidates today the experience of Jérôme Pineau, stage manager, and Isabelle Pascual, executive assistant.
Château Belle-Vue comes from a terroir whose history merges with that of Bordeaux wine. Located in the typically Medoc commune of Macau, yesterday the seat of an active inland waterway, today renowned for its vineyards, cru is experiencing a real renaissance. The ideal combination of quality terroir and original grape varieties gives it a unique personality, valued by the commitment of the Mulliez family and their team.
Within easy reach of the Château Giscours (Grand Cru Classé de Margaux), which it adjoins the vineyard, Château Belle-Vue was renowned from the end of the 19th century. Integrated until 1995 at the Château de Gironville, its production was then marketed under this name. Since then, its development and the renovation of the operating site have allowed this vintage to stand on its own two feet.
Long unknown on the French market, this wine revives a tradition of high quality which had made its reputation for decades.
The rebirth of this vineyard, initiated from the 1996 vintage, is based on fundamental choices and new production data: selection of grape varieties, farming methods, development of qualitative potential during winemaking and aging.