Grape: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Note: Plum, Blackberry, Spice, Vanilla
Chateau Bellegrave was established by the current owners grand parents in trhew late 1800's. Grandson Jean-Marie Bouldy took over the estate in 1980 and was joined by his wife Pascale in 1995. Their children have also begun working at the estate continuing Château Bellegrave’s true family orientation. Château Bellegrave officially converted to organic agriculture with its ECOCERT certification in 2009.
Great depth, balance, and complexity, with velvety firm structure, silky smooth tannins, and pronounced acid. The palate is powerful, displaying fruit flavors of plum, cassis, black cherry, and blackberry, along with vanilla, and sweet spices. A good pairing would be roast chicken, but could also enhance a meal featuring lamb.