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Château Bel Air - Cuvée Vieilles Vignes

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This wine has a golden color and a characteristic nose which combines notes of exotic fruits, wax, toast and spices. It is generous on the palate displaying flavors of stone and dried fruits and gingerbread and honey with hints of classic "botrytis" characteristics. A very harmonious and balanced wine with notes of fruit and liqueur dominating the finish.

  A.O.C. Sainte-Croix-du-Mont created in 1936.  
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  Area:
Soil:

Exposure:
Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
clay-limestone agglomerates containing fossils of marine origin (oysters, shells, pebbles)
South / Southeast
 
 
  Area:
Density:
Grapes:
Age of the vines:
Harvest:
17 hectares
5 500 vines / hectare
Sémillon (80%), Sauvignon (15%), Muscadelle (5%)
30 to 40 years of age
Manual by successive pickings (4 or more) of botrytized grapes
 
 
  Vinification:

Lenght of fermentation:
Average yield:
Annual production:
After picking of plots of the oldest vines, traditional vinification in vats, 12 months ageing.
12 to 15 days
20 hectoliters / hectare
340 hectoliters
 
 
  Tasting:
Château Bel Air Vieilles Vignes has a golden color and a characteristic nose which combines notes of exotic fruits, wax, toast and spices. It is generous on the palate displaying flavors of stone and dried fruits and gingerbread and honey with hints of classic "botrytis" characteristics. A very harmonious and balanced wine with notes of fruit and liqueur dominating the finish.
 
 
  Pairing:
Serve chilled around 12 ° as an aperitif, to accompany foie gras, white meats, fish sauce, sweetbreads, blue cheese and chocolate desserts.
 
 
  References:
- Guide Dussert-Gerber
- Guide Hachette des vins de France
- Revue des Vins de France