Marks and reviews
Jean Bouldy acquired Château Bellegrave in Pomerol in 1951. The third generation of the estate, represented by Jean-Marie Bouldy, his wife and children, now oversees the destiny of this beautiful property on Bordeaux’s Right Bank.
Château Bellegrave is a Pomerol wine made from an 8.5-hectare vineyard, located in the south-west of the appellation. The vines are on average 40 years old and grow on clay and gravel soils. In 2001, Jean-Marie Bouldy began an unofficial conversion to organic viticulture. In 2009, the entire vineyard of Château Bellegrave was converted to organic farming with ECOCERT certification.
Winemaking and ageing
Manual harvesting with meticulous sorting. Vinification by plot. Ageing was carried out in barrels (30% new, 30% one wine, 15% two wines) as well as in terracotta and sandstone jars (25%).
Château Bellegrave 2022 is a blend of Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Franc (25%).
The wine gives off a tight and smooth fruitiness, completed by a good substance and lovely freshness.