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Chateau Belle-Vue 2016

Chateau Belle-Vue 2016

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Chateau Belle-Vue 2016

An Haut-Medoc red wine with a seductive aromatic expression and freshness

The estate

Chateau Belle-Vue is a reference among fine Haut-Medoc wines, an appellation situated near Margaux on the left bank of Bordeaux.

The vineyard

Bearing a High Environmental Value certificate, Chateau Belle-Vue’s almost 15-hectare vineyard is planted on gravel soils, a typical feature of the Haut-Medoc appellation. The thirty-six-year old vines are cultivated according to sustainable viticultural practices.

Vinification and aging

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted manually on a table after destemming. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for more than 3 weeks. Gravity-fed racking. Maceration for an average of 35 days after fermentation. Aged for 14 to 16 months in barrels (30% new, 30% first-fill 20% second-fill) and in vats (20%).

The blend

Cabernet Sauvignon (45%)

Merlot (35%)

Petit Verdot (20%)

Chateau Belle-Vue 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Color

Intense, the color of this wine is almost inky.

Nose

Aromatic and rich, the nose gives off bright fruity aromas.

Palate

Ample, the mouth seduces with its racy tannins, its aromatic richness and its superb freshness.

Wine critic
Chateau Belle-Vue 2016
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
Blended of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 20% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Belle-Vue has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of spice box, cedar chest and oolong tea with a core of red and black currants plus a waft of chargrill. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh, soft and juicy with a lovely burst of black fruit in the mouth leading to a savory finish. Nearly 900 cases were made.
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