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Château Bellevue, the Grand Cru Classé in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appeal, belongs to the families of Pradel de Lavaux and De Boüard de Laforest. Since 2007, the Angélus team has been closely monitoring their new vineyards and cellars. The Château Bellevue vineyard, with a total area of just 6.82 hectares, is planted with 100% Merlot. The vineyard is located in one of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint-Emilion, next to some of the most outstanding gardens of the Premiers Grands Crus Classés. The 2.5-hectare park, decorated with Mediterranean and Atlantic fossil species, is a unique island of biodiversity in the heart of the vineyard. A walk in this magical place gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful XVII century terrace and garden beauty.
Merlot can produce red wines from medium to full-bodied, with rich but smooth and rounded tannins. Young merlot wine is dominated by aromas of blackberry, raspberry, violet and wild plum, but with aging it can develop aromas of figs, chocolate, leather and truffle.
Saint Emilion is one of the key appellations of the Right bank as well all of Bordeaux. Due to the weather Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes are dominant here. Wines are saturated, fruity, with toasted aromas and even slightly sweet. Before falling in love with the dry Médoc wines, wine lovers usually dip their toes into the Saint Emilion ones first. Since 1955 the region follows the Premier Grand Cru classification system. Unlike the Left bank, Saint Emilion changes its wine house classification every 10 years.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.