Surface area : 59 ha
Plantings : 51% Merlot - 44% Cabernet-Sauvignon - 3% Cabernet-Franc - 2% Petit-Verdot
- 5ème Grand Cru Classé 1855
- AOC Haut-Médoc
- Member of Union des Grands Cru
- Vignoble Dourthe since 1979
An exceptional terroir:
- Deep gravel soils overlying a clay subsoil
- Bordering the Saint-Julien appellation (next to Ch. Lagrange)
- Particularly suited to cultivating Cabernet-Sauvignon
A precise work to fully exploit the Château potential
A wine that stands out for its finesse and elegance and fresh (mint) character, typical of Saint-Julien
- During the reign of Louis XV: the Château was a highly reputed hunting pavilion. The relationship between this fine wine and hunting explains the image of a ferret on the Chateau’s wine label, and also the name Diane de Belgrave, given to its second wine.
- 1815: The famous notebook carried out by Guillaume Lawton
- 1845: The “Bellegrave” designation first appeared.
- In 1855, the estate was classified as a 5th growth (95% of the existing vineyard is identical to the one classified back in 1855).
- At the beginning of the 20th century: the “Belgrave” name was attributed by Marcel Alibert, founder of the Syndicate of Crus Classés, and owner of the estate for almost 30 years
- 1979: Dourthe took over Château Belgrave