Attractive, deep garnet in colour. Highly perfumed on the nose offering complex aromas of fresh red fruit notes, spices and precious woods. A fine tannic structure for such a generous, velvety, highly-concentrated palate. This Belgrave 2011 reveals freshness and elegance in true Saint-Julien style – a very attractive wine!
Perfectly matches red grilled or in sauce meat (roasted quails, beef fillet, rack of lamb with vegetables, duckling casserole, beef medallion with carrots and onions, spit hind), game (rolled fillet of hare with olives, roasted pheasant, pigeon in red sauce...), mature cheeses.
Grape variety 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Cold macération : 4 to 6 days according to the caracteristics of each batch
Alcoholic fermentation : 5 to 9 days followling the lots, with 1 to 3 pumping-overs and/or pigeage per day, depending on the batches.
Running-off October 11th to 31st
Malolactic fermentation : partially in barrels
Aging 12 months in French oak barrels - 40% new barrel
Residual sugar <2