As a passionate and devoted winegrower, Guillaume le Lay practises sustainable farming to respect the environment. He truly pays tribute to the heritage of his great grandfather.

Story

Terroir
Chateau du Bellay is made from vines 50 years old. They grow on clay limestone soil. The excellent potential of these finest plots permits a wonderful grape maturation
Vinification
Selection of the best plots. Monitoring of ripeness. Tasting of the berries. The grapes are carefullypicked on a sorting table. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats (22°C), longmaceration of 30 days with gentle extraction of polyphenols
Maturing
Ageing during 12 months in French oak barrels, in galleries dug out of limestone tufa, away fromlight and variations in temperature. Then bottling and aged for another 12 month
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13 % vol.
Allergens (sulphites): Contains sulphites

Advice

Serving
Serve at room temperature.
Tasting notes
Dark red colour. The nose seduces with its black fruit, truffle and hazel nut aromas, delicatetorrefaction notes. On the palate, this red wine is harmonious and well balanced with silky tannins. Elegant and long finish, hints of chocolat.
Food pairing
This lovely Cabernet franc wine is a treat with grilled and roasted meats, fishes or ripened cheeses.

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