Château Bel-Air 2012

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Château Bel-Air 2012

Bordeaux
Lussac-Saint-Emilion Red | 14°

Ref : 468908

14.00 14, 00

Bottle 75 cL

i.e. 18.70 € / liter

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  • Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2018
  • Service temperature 18°
  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
    Merlot
    Cabernet Franc

Our food and wine pairings

  • Red meats
  • Strong cheese
  • Lamb

Our oenologists' opinion

Powerful bouquet

Its dark garnet color with black highlights offers a smell with woody notes, and a coulis of black fruit and licorice. As for the taste, Château Bel-Air offers a good balance with a final impression of tight and ripe tannins.

Robe
Garnet

Features

Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.

Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.

Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.

Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.

Do you know ?

The Lussac Saint-Emilion Appellation Contrôlée is the north most extension of the Saint-Emilion. Paying tribute to its Gallo-Roman origins, the vines are in the form of an amphitheater.

Domain and appellation

  • Château Bel-Air

    Located at the heart of the appellation Lussac Saint-Emilion, the château Bel-Air vineyard is held by a single proprietor.

     

    • Terroir: This 21 hectare domain rests on a clayey land with an underground rich in iron and clay. argileux avec une présence de graves et un sous-sol composé de fer et d’argile.

     

    • Viticulture: The vines are about 35 yearsold with an « encépagement » composed of 50% merlot, 35% cabernet franc et 15 % cabernet sauvignon. The grape harvest is optimal once the grapes have reached their ideal maturity.

     

    • Vinification: Fermentation lasts several weeks in temperature-controlled vats and before a traditional aging in oak barrels. The wines are bottled on average 18 months after the harvest.
  • Main grape
    Merlot

  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
  • Grapes
    • Cabernet Sauvignon : 15%
    • Merlot : 50%
    • Cabernet Franc : 35%

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