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.

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Situation
Located south of the Loire, within 3 different Clos (Clos de la Varenne, Clos Dovalle and Clos de la Crilloire), the vineyard is located in the commune of St Cyr en Bourg and Brezé.
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 carefully picked on a sorting table. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats (22°C), long maceration 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 from light and variations in temperature. Then bottling and aged for another 12 months.
Varietals
Cabernet franc : 100%

Advice

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

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