Description/ Tasting NotesDeep garnet-purple colour, with scents of baked blackberries, black cherries and mulberries plus wafts of Christmas cake and tobacco. Medium-bodied, firmly textured with grainy tannins and a great core of muscular fruit and finishes with a lovely herbal lift.
Winery Info/ Brand
Château Bellefont-Belcier is a grand cru classé estate in Saint-Émilion on Bordeaux's Right Bank. First founded in the late 18th century and is wonderfully situated on Saint-Emilion south-facing slopes, neighbouring Chateau Pavie, Chateau Larcis-Ducasse and Château Tertre Roteboeuf. Originally belonged to a very powerful Bordeaux family before coming 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.
Region Info/ Origin
Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).