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Introduction

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The particularities of the geographical situation of Château Bel Air, the structure of the soil and the essential elements required in the making of its wines demand constant vigilance in order to ensure the correct development of the vine and a close control of the ageing of the wine in the cellar.
The estate covers 35 hectares of the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont terroir and produces wines of this well-known appellation, however it also includes other nearby parcels which are classified under other Bordeaux appellations.
The respect for the values and traditions specific to the production of sweet wines (Château Bel Air and Château Pin Sacriste) as well as that of other wines that appear in our catalogue (Château Haut-Valentin and Château Croix de Bern ) means being able to apply rigorous and proven methods, but at the same time, being open to the benefits and advantages of new techniques, be they in terms of vineyard management, winemaking itself or the finer details such as the choice of labels, barrels, closures (corks, etc.)
For fifteen years Jean Guy Méric has given as much importance to his production of sweet wines as to that of the others he produces. His approach has mainly focused on the excellence and rigor required in the making of sweet wines while at the same time developing and improving new wines to diversify the production of the Meric estate.