Marks and reviews
Jean Bouldy acquired Chateau Bellegrave in Pomerol in 1951. Today, Jean-Marie Bouldy represents the third generation of his family at the estate, and runs this beautiful property on the right bank of Bordeaux with his wife and children, Aurélie and Jean-Baptiste.
Chateau Bellegrave 2021 is a Pomerol wine that stems from an 8.5-hectare vineyard, located in the south-west of the appellation. The vines are 40 years old on average and grow on clay and gravel soils. In 2001, Jean-Marie Bouldy embarked on an informal conversion to organic viticulture. In 2009, the entire vineyard of Chateau Bellegrave was converted to organic farming with the ECOCERT certification.
Vinification and aging
Manual harvesting with rigorous sorting. Vinification by plot. The wine is aged in barrels (30% new, 30% first-fill, 15% second-fill) as well as in terracotta and sandstone jars (25%).
Chateau Bellegrave 2021 comprises a blend of Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Franc (25%).