Château Bellevue - L'Allégresse, Fronton AOP 2016
Ref : 476986
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 10.40 € / liter
- Keeping level 2018
- Service temperature 11°
Our food and wine pairings
- White meat
- Grilled Fish
Recipe idéasMousse aux fruits des bois
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its dark pink color gives a fairly open nose to notes of strawberries, raspberry coulis and white pepper. On the palate, this wine has an attack on the freshness with fullness and tension. Mildly acidulous and crunchy finish.
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 négrette is Fronton’s flagship grape variety. Imported from Cyprus by the Saint-Jean de Jérusalem order in the XIIth century, it is today only produced in this unique terroir.
Domain and appellation
Château Bellevue la Forêt
Located in the heart of the Fronton appellation, the Bellevue Château is the largest Southwest private property of France. Its wines are annually rewarded numerous awards.
- Terroir: Spread over 112 hectares, the vineyard has the distinction of producing négrette.
- Viticulture: The harvest is mechanical or manual.
- Vinification: Slow fermentation for 3 weeks in temperature-controlled vats precedes a stirring and aging on lees for several months.
Grapes Syrah, Gamay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Négrette
- Syrah : 10%
- Gamay : 5%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 15%
- Cabernet Franc : 5%
- Négrette : 65%