CHÂTEAU BEL AIR 2018
Ref : 491480
i.e. 18.80 € / literFrom February 01 to February 28 2023
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Our oenologists' opinion
Dark garnet colour with brick tints. Open, roasted nose, beginning of the bouquet, notes of cocoa, plum coulis and caramel. Supple, velvety attack, with notes of red fruit gratins, chilli and cocoa. Full-bodied and fleshy finish with plum and spices. Good balance, frank, medium persistence on stewed plum and chilli.
- Keeping level 2023
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Soft cheese
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.
Domain and appellation
CHÂTEAU BEL AIR
Situated in the heart of the Lussac Saint-Emilion appellation, Château Bel-Air radiates from its single vineyard.
Terroir: This 21-hectare estate lies on a clay plateau with a presence of gravel and a subsoil composed of iron and clay.
Viticulture: The vines are on average 35 years old with 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are harvested when they have reached ideal ripeness.
Vinification: Vatting lasts several weeks in thermo-regulated vats and is preceded by traditional maturation in oak barrels. The wines are bottled on average 18 months after the harvest.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot : 75.0%
- Cabernet Franc : 15.0%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 15.0%
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