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2022 Château Bellefont-Belcier En Primeur

2022 Château Bellefont-Belcier En Primeur:  Released today.

"This estate's renaissance continues, and the 2022 Bellefont Belcier is both the finest and most elegant wine that the team has produced today. Mingling aromas of plums and sweet berries with notions of rose petals and bay leaf, it's medium to full-bodied, with a deep core of vibrant fruit, beautifully refined tannins and a suave, seamless profile. Readers will remember that this derives from a beautifully situated hillside vineyard, sandwiched between Larcis Ducasse and Tertre Roteboeuf on either side, with holdings belonging to Pavie and Troplong Mondot on the plateau above. The 2022 is a blend of 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.  93-95 points." (WK) Wine Advocate

Offered en primeur, landing spring 2025.



Château Bellefont-Belcier

Producer Profile

Château Bellefont-Belcier

Château Bellefont-Belcier was purchased by financier and wine estate owner Peter Kwok in 2016.  Kwok also owns (amongst others), Château Tour St-Christophe and Enclos Tourmaline.

Created in the late 18th century, the Bellefont-Belcier estate is situated on Saint-Emilion’s south-facing slopes, neighbouring Château Pavie, Château Larcis-Ducasse and Château Tertre Roteboeuf.

At the end of the 18th century estate which became Château Bellefont-Belcier belonged to the Count Louis-François de Belcier, who first founded the vineyards.  At the beginning of the 19th century, he built 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.

Bellefont-Belcier's vines are on the south slopes of Saint-Laurent-des-Combes in the area of the appellation Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. The vineyard extends over 13.5 hectares in one piece. It is divided into three distinct areas: the limestone plateau, the South slope clay-limestone and the clayey-sandy parcels.

The vineyards are planted to 72% Merlot, 17% of Cabernet Franc and 11% of Cabernet Sauvignon spread over 28 plots. The average age of the vines is about 35 years.


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