Château Bellegrave 2011, Pomerol - Member's Offer
£59.95 per bottle
Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Very limited stock available for this beautiful Pomerol located just 1 km from the World famous Château Petrus vineyard. Blackberry, cherry, vanilla and earthy fruit aroma. Firm fruit with good perfume, a lovely minerality and iron notes from the Pomerol soil. Fresh, sleek, integrated oak and a lovely zip in the middle. Good, solid wine for the mid-term.
2015 Gold Medallist at the 2016 Amphore Competition, the largest tasting competition of organic wines
Gold Medal at the Concours Expression des vignerons bio de Nouvelle-Aquitaine, a regional organic winemakers contest
Crimson robe, red fruit such as blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry with wood, vanilla and fresh spicy notes. Round with supple tannins.
Robe (Colour): Ruby red
Aroma (Nose): Rich, subtle and fresh on the nose, with hints of sweet spices, almonds and berries
Palate (Mouth): A well-crafted, harmonious, and structured red revealing a lovely blend of black fruits and an attractive liquorice finale
Wine Pairing Suggestion: Ready to be enjoyed with red meat or game, Cantal, Salers or Laguiole cheeses
2011 had to hold its own after the two previous outstanding vintages. The weather conditions were very distinct, with a toasty spring causing exceptionally early flowering in mid-May. It was first very dry in summer and then humid in early August to return to great heat in early September. The outcome is a wine of beautiful concentration unveiling a remarkable freshness.
Wine in the process of conversion to organic viticulture