CHÂTEAU BELLEGRAVE 2015
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Pauillac
Grape | 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot
Ageing | 12 months in barrels, 80% new wood according to vintage (French oak), selection of coopers
Tasting Notes | "Plenty of cocoa and bitter chocolate, but behind that there is a nice morello cherry fruit and the tannins are already rather harmonious" James Suckling
Pairing | Roast leg of lamb
Drinking | 2022-2030
Critic Notes / Awards | 1 star award Le Guide Hachette des Vins (2019), 89/100 CellarTracker, 92/100 James Suckling
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
Château Bellegrave is located to the south of the town of Pauillac, between the prestigious Châteaux Latour, Pichon-Longueville and Lynch-Bages.
Formerly owned by Armand Roux, the estate was acquired in 1901 by his partner and sole successor, Mr. Van-Der-Voort, merchant in San-Francisco.
It was in 1997 that Jean-Paul Meffre - already owner of the Châteaux du Glana and Lalande in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle - acquired it. Originally from Comtat Venaissin, in Vaucluse, it was in 1954, to sell his Cabernet-Sauvignon plants there that Gabriel MEFFRE, renowned nurseryman, discovered the Médoc and bought several properties in the municipalities of Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac and Saint -Julian.
Today, it is the grandsons Ludovic and Julien who manage the property.
Soils: Limestone clay soils
Farming: Harvest by machine
Vines: On average 35 years of age