Château du Bellay Red
Cave Robert & Marcel - Saumur Champigny
Red,Saumur Champigny
Cabernet Franc 100%
history
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns. At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honoured values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. “They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dreams„
Tasting notes
Dark red color. The nose seduces with its black fruit, truffle and hazel nut aromas, delicate torrefaction notes. On the palate, this red wine is harmonious and well balanced with silky tannins. Elegant and long finish, hints of chocolate.
Food pairing
Serve at room temperature. This lovely Cabernet franc wine is a treat with grilled and roasted meats, fishes or ripened cheeses.
Aging potential
1 to 5 years.
Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc 100%
Vineyard
As a passionate and devoted winegrower, Guillaume le Lay practices sustainable farming in order to respect the environment. He truly pays tribute to the heritage of his great grandfather. Located in Southern Loire, within 3 different Clos (Clos de la Varenne, Clos Dovalle and Clos de la Crilloire), the vineyard is situated in the commune of St Cyr en Bourg and Brezé. Chateau du Bellay is made from 50 years old vines. They grow on clay limestone soil. The excellent potential of these finest plots permits a wonderful grape maturation.
Winemaking
Selection of the best plots. Monitoring of ripeness. Tasting of the berries. The grapes are carefully picked on a sorting table. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats (22°C), long maceration of 30 days with gentle extraction of polyphenols./nAgeing during 12 months in French oak barrels, in galleries dug out of limestone tufa, away from light and variations in temperature. Then bottling and aged for another 12 months.
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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