Château

Bellefont-Belcier

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Created in the late 18th century, the Bellefont-Belcier estate is wonderfully situated on Saint-Emilion’s south-facing slopes, neighbourhing Château Pavie, Château Larcis-Ducasse and Château Tertre Roteboeuf. Château Bellefont-Belcier originally belonged to a very powerful Bordeaux family: at the end of the 18th century, the Count Louis-François de Belcier had first founded the vineyard then, at the beginning of the 19th century, he build the Château which he named Bellefont (Belle Fontaine means ‘beautiful fountain’ and is a reference to the numerous springs hidden on the hillside into which the vines plunge their roots.) the Château came into the hands of the Faure family in the late 19th century. It was at that time that the vineyard became one of the spearheads of the Bordeaux wine region and won a great many awards (including the only gold medal awarded to Bordeaux wines at the Paris competition of 1892). It was also in that period that the vineyard and winery facilities were restructured by one of Pierre Faure’s sons, an agronomist who designed the famous circular vat-house which has been kept intact ever since and is one of the jewels in the crown of the estate. Château Bellefont-Belcier was classified in 2006 as Grand Cru Classé. Peter Kwok acquired the property in 2017.

Château Bellefont-Belcier

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

The owner's pitch.

It is to the exceptional terroir of Château Bellefont-Belcier that the Kwok family has decided to humbly dedicate an important part of their lives: first respecting centuries of traditions and preserving the precious plots and their surrounding landscapes. We are now pursuing this long and patient journey whose only ambition is to bring our wine to the highest heights of quality. This is a demand to which we are deeply attached. Succeeding in this constant and ambitious bet depends on a specific recipe, developed by our teams. It is based on seven essential and inseparable ingredients:

  • Respect for heritage
  • The balance of the terroir and its environment
  • Winegrower know-how and tailor-made work
  • A family spirit A clear trade policy
  • Targeted communication
  • A domain designed to host

There is no doubt that château Bellefont-Belcier’s anchoring in the fascinating history of Saint-Émilion is an essential asset whose impact we constantly measure. This legendary anchoring, combined with the unfailing motivation of our teams, allows us to take up – every year, every month, every day and sometimes even at night – the subtle and complex challenge that is the elaboration of a wine with an assertive identity, the creation of a vintage faithful to its terroir and the values of its appellation.

Focus on the Château

Surface area

13,5 hectares

Couleurs

Red

Ageing

Oak barrels (40% new, 30% 1-wine, 30% 2-wine)

Grape varieties

72% Merlot
17% Cabernet Franc
11% Cabernet Sauvignon

Environnemental protection

HVE3-SME

Open for tours

On appointment

Wine

The nose is fruity, and offers power, good structure and crunch. Aromas of crushed rock and stone in the forefront, the nose then moves towards the floral side before the red berries and licorice kick in. Flavors of wild raspberry, chocolate, walnut and mushrooms. Notes of ripe blackcurrant, small wild blue berries associated with thin touches of crunchy raspberry, flowers as well as discreet tips of nutmeg and cardamom. Its terroir is revealed even more accurately through a refreshing limestony tension. Polished and racy tannins, fine, powerful, full and lively.

How to contact the Château

Adress

Château Bellefont-Belcier
33330 Saint Laurent des Combes

Phone

+33 (0)5 57 24 77 15

Mail

contact@vignoblesk.com

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