Château Bellefont Belcier 2010

€300,00

Size | 1/2 CASE (6 BOTTLES @ 50.00€ PER BOTTLE)

Quantity

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  • Product Description

      Appellation | Saint Émilion Grand Cru

      Grape | 72% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

      Ageing | 90% new barrels, 10% old barrels

      Tasting notes | The aromas present very open, dark berries and black fruits. After opening up will present with some tabacco and truffle notes

      Paring | Strong tasting fish and duck

      Drinking | Drinking now

      Critic notes/awards | 95/100 Jeff Leve, 93/100 CellarTracker

       

      Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).

       

      The Château

      Chateau Bellefont Belcier dates back to the seventeenth century as an estate. The vineyard was officially founded in the middle of the eighteenth century by Count Louis Francois de Belcier, which as you can guess, is where the estate took the first part of its name from. Bellefont, or Belle Fontaine, which is translated into beautiful fountains was inspired from the numerous natural springs that littered the area. From there, what we know of today as Chateau Bellefont Belcier was born.

      The family sold Chateau Bellefont Belcier in 1871 to Pierre Faure. Pierre Faure is responsible for building and designing the estate’s unique, circular vat house. Rumors persist that the ornate iron work was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. Things changed in 1994 when the Labusquire family, descendants of Pierre Faure, sold the estate to a partnership between three families headed by; Jacques Berrebi, Alain Laguillaumie and Dominique Hebard. The new owners invested heavily in the vineyards, where they added terraces to their slopes. By the time September, 2012 rolled around, Chateau Bellefont Belcier, which had been offered for sale for years, was sold to a group of Chinese investors. In 2015, the property changed hands again with it was sold to John Renos, who did not remain as the owner for very long.

      Peter Kwok from Hong Kong recently purchased 13.5 hectare Bellefont-Belcier to add to his rapidly growing portfolio of right bank properties - including Enclos Tourmaline and La Tour Saint Christophe. The property is situated between Château Larcis Ducasse and Tertre Roteboeuf on the south-facing slopes and plateau of Saint Emilion. The wine-maker here is now Jean-Christophe Meyrou (formerly of Le Gay and La Violette) with Thomas Duclot (of Canon) his consultant. Although they bought the property in 2017, Jean-Christophe feels that 2018 is his first proper vintage.

      Current owner: Peter Kwok
      Soils: Limestone and blue clay 
      Farming: Harvest by hand
      Vines: On average 35 years of age

       

  • Shipping & Delivery Information
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      Oui Cellar 6 monthly subscription cases aims to be delivered by the 25th of the quarterly month closest to your sign up date and every 6 months thereafter. 

       

       

      Online Store Deliveries

      Cases from the online store will be shipped as soon as you make your purchase, no matter what date or time of year. 

       

       

      Where do we ship?

      We are currently shipping to France, UK, EU, and the USA. 

      If you have a query about shipping to your country please contact us info@ouicellar.com

      Our Southern Hemisphere friends, sit tight! We currently working through the getting the best shipping and tax rates so we can ship to you in 2022. Stay tuned *and thirsty. 

       

       

      Shipping & Taxes

      Oui Cellar partners with a specialist wine shipping company to ensure your premium wines are transported and delivered in perfect condition. Insurance is included in the costs, in the very unlikely scenario that something goes wrong in the process, you are 100% covered.

      Shipping rates & taxes vary according to Country in accordance with local tax & governance. Relevant charges are applied at checkout. As a guide, costs for France, UK and USA below:

       

      FRANCE

      UK

      USA

      BRONZE

      € 28.85

      € 65.00

      € 90.28

      SILVER

      € 31.85

      € 65.00

      € 59.95

      GOLD

      FREE

      € 40.00

      € 50.00

       

       

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