2011 Chateau Belle-Vue, La Renaissance
Ch Belle-Vue practices organic viticulture and dry farming while maintaining incredibly low yields. Though temperatures can reach ultra-high levels here, the key is to have vineyards at higher elevations—Belle-Vue’s rise to nearly 4,000 feet! This incredible mountain terroir provides unique minerality, a virtually disease-free environment, and excellent diurnal shifts. Their grapes are always hand harvested and varieties are kept in separate batches until blending. Fermentation occurred with natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks and aging took place in new French Oak for 24 months. After a final blend, the wine aged in bottle for a whopping five years before its commercial release.
Out of stock
Production: 13.000 bottles
Varietals: 60% Merlot; 40% Cabernet sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5% .
Appearance: High intensity, red-ruby color.
Nose: Warm spice and cranberries, followed by a palate reminiscent of red currant, myrtle and freshly-ground black pepper.
Palate: Depth and structure with robust, full-bodied tannins suggestive of great aging capacity.