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WINERY - Château de Bellevue
WINEMAKER - Tristan Larsen
APPELLATION - Brouilly
GRAPE VARIETAL - 100% Gamay Noir
HISTORY - Château de Bellevue, one of the Barbet family's latest acquisitions, is a majestic estate, part of the Villié-Morgon village, in South Burgundy. Over the years, it has been the home of prestigious occupants, such as the Lumière Brothers,
inventors of the cinema, or Princess Lieven of Russia.
TERROIR - Planted on a sandy granite soil mixed with porphyry rock, the
70-year-old vines reside on a small hill facing Mont Brouilly with Southern exposure.
SURFACE - 3.7 acres (1.5 hectares)
YIELD - 3.11 tons per acre (42 hl/ hectare)
VINTAGE - The weather was mild with a slow maturation of the grapes, thus creating a balanced wine. Harvest: September 20th-25th.
WINEMAKING - A gentle 2-week fermentation using whole bunches under
temperature control and weighted grills for gentle extractions to preserve the freshness and rightness of the fruit.
AGING - On the fine lees for 9 months in stainless steel tanks.
TASTING NOTES - Intense ruby in color, this wine invites aromas of blackberry
and delicate floral notes of violet. The tannins are round and silky. The finish leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness of red fruits and black pepper.
FOOD PAIRING - Exotic cuisine, roast pork, AOP Brie cheese, cherry clafoutis
AGING POTENTIAL - 2-5 years
TECHNICALS - Alcohol: 13%, Total Acidity: 5.23 g/l, Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/l,
PH - 3.53
PRODUCTION - 650 cases
Ch de Bellevue Brouilly 2016