Chateau Bel-Air offers deep dark plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit. The mid palate is soft and delicate with smooth tannins and a velvety chocolate aftertaste.
Created in: 19th century
Surface area: 30 hectares in a single stretch, including 21 hectares of vines
Soils: Clay and ferruginous sandstone
-Cabernet Franc 15%
-Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
Average age of the vines: 36 years
Vat types: 50% stainless steel – 50% cement (automatic temperature control)
Maturing: 18 months, with 50% in vats, 30% in new barrels and 20% in one-wine or older barrels.
100% bottled at the Château the following April, in a single homogenous batch.