Château Bel-Air 2012
Ref : 468908
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 18.70 € / liter
4 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2018
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Recipe idéasCoquelet en cocotte aux deux pommes et framboises
Our oenologists' opinion
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.
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
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.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 15%
- Merlot : 50%
- Cabernet Franc : 35%