Château Bel-Air 2016
Ref : 485131
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 19.60 € / liter
2 product(s) soldsince yesterday
- Keeping level 2024
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Recipe idéasCoquelet en cocotte aux deux pommes et framboises
Our oenologists' opinion
Amber garnet colour with copper highlights, opaque and glossy. Open nose, with notes of black cherry coulis and Espelette chilli pepper, spicy, with a hint of mocha. Supple and roasted attack, satiny tannins, character on red fruits au gratin and plum brandy. Finishes with a hint of peppers. Beautiful lengthening on the roasted notes, rather good balance, tannins still rather closed.
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 clay plateau with a presence of gravle and a subsol composed of iron and clay.
- Viticulture: The vines are about 35 years old with a grape variety composed of 50% merlot, 35% cabernet franc and 15 % cabernet sauvignon. The grape harvest is carried out once the grapes have reached their ideal maturity.
- Wine-making: 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 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 70%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 15%
- Cabernet Franc : 15%