Introduction to French Wine In Bordeaux From Château Belles-Graves
Introduction to French Wine In Bordeaux From Château Belles-Graves
Oct 19, 2020

The wines produced at Château Belles-Graves are a reflection of the earth which yields them and of the landscape from which the vines grow; they combine complexity and harmony with elegance.

The quality of the grape at the time of the harvest depends largely on the work that man dedicates to his vine, but it is ultimately nature who remains in charge of the game, and the climate and weather play an enormous role.
Between two and three weeks before the maturation of the grapes, the ripeness of the grapes is checked at the vine twice a week. This consists of removing individual grapes from each parcel of land in order to follow the evolution of 100 fruits and their sugar and acidity content.

The process of maturation of the wine begins in the month of November when the wine if put into barrels, the traditional barriers of the Bordeaux region (capacity of 225 litres).

All of the wine ages inside vessels made of French oak. The batches of wine are tasted beforehand to help decide the proportion of new barrels to old ones, to balance the potential of the wine. This process concerns avoiding masking the flavour natural to the grapes from this estate by the strong flavour from the wood. The flavours of the wood and of the fruit must be in balance. All through this process, tasting is our guide, and it is through our palates that we can become best involved in the wine. Just as with the vinification process, no step is carried out robotically.

 

 

Château Belles-Graves, AOP Lalande de Pomerol Terasses de Belles Graves, 2015

This wine came from young vines and worked to favour the freshness of the fruit. It is aged in vats and can be tasted now.

The vintage effect is also felt in this cuvée, fleshy and delicious at the same time. The structure is present but flexible, so it can be served without delay, and goes well with a very wide range of varied dishes.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with a convivial meal, or with nice cold meats or cheese board, with friends.

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Château Belles-Graves, AOP Lalande de Pomerol Château La Mauleone, 2015

The wines produced at Château Belles-Graves are a reflection of the earth which yields them and of the landscape from which the vines grow. The estate, perfectly located on a hill overlooking Pomerol and Saint Émilion, is home to old Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines. In its youth, this cuvée gives a glimpse of things to come with aromas of Sous-Bois, wet soil, graphite, and cherry.

Deeply-coloured. Concentrated nose of blackberry fruits (sloe, black cherry) with faint toast in the background. Concentrated, generous, powerful palate. The tannic framework is quite firm. A virile wine that will undoubtedly melt.

Degree of alcohol: 13.5 %

Sugar content: 1.7 g/L

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Château Belles-Graves, AOP Lalande de Pomerol Château La Mauleone, 2016

The wines produced at Château Belles-Graves are a reflection of the earth which yields them and of the landscape from which the vines grow. The estate, perfectly located on a hill overlooking Pomerol and Saint Émilion, is home to old Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines. In its youth, this cuvée gives a glimpse of things to come with aromas of sous-bois, wet soil, graphite, and cherry.

Deeply-coloured. Concentrated nose of blackberry fruits (sloe, black cherry) with faint toast in the background. Concentrated, generous, powerful palate. The tannic framework is quite firm. A virile wine that will undoubtedly melt.

Degree of alcohol: 13.5 %

Sugar content: 1.7 g/L

Click here to learn more about Château Belles-Graves, AOP Lalande de Pomerol Château La Mauleone, 2016