Colour: Ruby colour
Aroma: Lots of dark fruits flavour such as blackberries, black cherries, plum and raspberries coupled with cedar, chocolate, oak and stone aromatics.
Palate: Complex, full-bodied and bold. This wine is well structured with lush juicy refined tannins. Gives a slight glow balanced with a long mineral finish.
Grape Varieties: 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
History of Chateau Bellevue
Chateau Bellevue in Saint Emilion is known to have great terroir. In fact, when walking the vineyards, it’s easy to spot remains of the original plantings left by ancient Roman vintners but the estate’s modern history starts from around the 17th century. At that time, the Fief de Bellevue, took charge of the vineyard. As was the custom of the day, he renamed the Bordeaux vineyard using his name.
In late 2007, Hubert de Bouard took a 50% stake in the 6 hectare vineyard charge and instituted top to bottom renovations for the wine making facilities, chateau and vineyards of Chateau Bellevue. The vineyard of Chateau Bellevue is planted to 100% Merlot, Previously, there was a minor, 2% portion of the vineyard that was planted to Cabernet Franc. But those vines were ripped out in 2015. Today, Chateau Bellevue is one of the few estates in Saint Emilion with 100% Merlot in their vineyard, which is why Hubert de Bouard refers to the estate as the Petrus of St. Emilion, due to its high concentration of Merlot.