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Château Bel Air - Cuvée Prestige

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Château Bel Air Prestige has a deep golden color and a very pleasant nose which combines notes of exotic fruits, wax, toast and spices, almonds and dried apricots. It is generous and smooth on the palate displaying flavors of stone and dried fruit, toast, gingerbread and honey with classic botrytis characteristics. A great sweet wine; complex and balanced with notes of fruit and liqueur that combine with a variety of other flavors and a very discreet woodiness.

       
  A.O.C. Sainte-Croix-du-Mont created in 1936.  
 
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Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
clay-limestone agglomerates containing fossils of marine origin (oysters, shells, pebbles)
South / Southeast
 
 
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15 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 botrytis grapes from the best plots
 
 
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After picking of plots of the oldest vines, traditional winemaking with ageing for 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels (30% new oak each year).
12 to 15 days
20 hectoliters / hectare
300 hectoliters
 
 
  Tasting:
This wine has a deep golden color and a very pleasant nose which combines notes of exotic fruits, wax, toast and spices, almonds and dried apricots. It is generous and smooth on the palate displaying flavors of stone and dried fruit, toast, gingerbread and honey with classic "botrytis" characteristics. A great sweet wine; complex and balanced with notes of fruit and liqueur that combine with a variety of other flavors and a very discreet woodiness.
 
 
  Pairing:
Serve chilled around 12 ° as an aperitif, to accompany foie gras, white meats, fish sauce, sweetbreads, blue cheese and chocolate desserts.
 
 
  Distinctions:
- Gold Medal at the Concours de Bordeaux 2010, 2011 et 2012
- Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009
- Concours des Vins d'Aquitaine, Blaye, Bourg, Mâcon
 
 
  References:
- Guide Dussert-Gerber
- Guide Hachette des vins de France
- Revue des Vins de France
 
 

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