CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE

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CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE

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

The wine:

A wine that stands out for its finesse and elegance and fresh (mint) character, typical of Saint-Julien

Terroir Location:

History:

- 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