Description/ Tasting NotesDeep garnet-purple colour revealing subtle suggestions of plum preserves, blackberry pie and cherry compote plus an undercurrent of violets, mocha and black soil. Rich and concentrated style, with a full-bodied palate, firm and rugged, packed with taut, muscular fruit and finishes long and earthy.
Winery Info/ Brand
Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte was acquired in 2001 by Gerard Perse and under his intelligent management, the Chateau's terroir showed its mettle by achieving an incredible score of 95+ for its first vintage. Other estates like Chateau Pavie, PAvie-Decesse, Monbousquet in Saint-Emilion as well as Clos Lunelles have benefited from the now famous "Perse method". The purchase of Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte is the latest manisfestation of Gerard Perse's passionate interest in making the most not only of famous terroirs such as Chateau Pavie, but also vineyards as little known or even totally unknown as Clos Lunelles and Chateau Bellevue-Mondotte.
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).