Château Chevrol Bel Air 2012
Ref : 475585
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 18.33 € / liter
4 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level 2020
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Soft cheese
- Red meats
Our oenologists' opinion
This dark wine will offer you fragrances recalling caramel. At tasting, it is well-balanced and full-bodied. This is a warm and welcoming wine. In mouth, you will find the taste of caramel mixing with a fresh note of sweet pepper. At the finish, the tannins are soft.
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 ?
In 1956, the winter was so severe that most of the Bordeaux vines were destroyed. So they had to replant much of the vineyard.
Domain and appellation
Château Chevrol Bel Air
Located in Neac, the Château Chevrol Bel Air spreads across 30 hectares at the crossing of 3 different appellations: Lalande de Pomerol, Montagne Saint-Emilion, and Bordeaux Supérieur.
- Terroir: The 20 hectares vineyard carries the Lalande de Pomérol appellation and lays on silico-clay soils with gravels and clinkers subsoils. Merlot and cabernet franc are the main grape varieties with a small addition of cabernet sauvignon and côt.
- Viticulture: The vines are 40 years old in average. The harvests are hand-picked on ripe fruits and require a selective cuts in the vineyard.
- Vinification: The fermentation and maceration occurs in stainless steel or ciment tanks for 3 weeks. The wine then age in french oak barrels and stainless steel tanks in order to maintain as much fruits as wood aromas.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 15%
- Merlot : 40%
- Cabernet Franc : 45%