Château Bellegrave is located south of the town of Pauillac between
castles Latour, Pichon-Longueville and Lynch-Bages. Former property of
the late Mr. Armand Roux, the estate was acquired in 1901 by his partner
and sole successor, MH Van-Der-Voort. It was in 1997 that Mr. J.P
Meffre, operator in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle Château Du Glana (Cru
Bourgeois) and Château Lalande, acquired it.Originally from the Comtat
Venaissin, in the Vaucluse, it was in 1954, to sell its Cabernet
Sauvignon plants that Gabriel MEFFRE, a renowned pépinériste, discovered
the Médoc and bought several properties in the towns of Saint-Estèphe,
Pauillac and Saint-Laurent. Julian. Today it is the grandsons Ludovic
and Julien who manage this new property.
one of the oldest in this privileged country, is landlocked in the
plots of the greatest classified growths of the Pauillac appellation of
origin. It covers 8.30 hectares with an average planting density of
8,333 vines per hectare. As the name of the property suggests, the soil
consists of Garonne gravels that promote drainage and restore the
bunches of heat accumulated during the day. The main works on the
vineyard: Manual budding, leaf stripping and thinning, manual harvesting
in crates, reasoned control, plot management.
technical efforts and the many care provided to the vineyard,
associated with an exceptional terroir, allow an optimal maturity. The
aging is 12 months in new barrels at 45-50% depending on the vintage.
are sure that Pauillac is the promised land of Cabernet Sauvignon where
strength and elegance can be expressed. Thus, our passion leads us to
find the judicious balance between modern methods and the respect of the
traditions so that Bellegrave can express the best of its potential.
high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon allows Bellegrave wines to
improve as they age. They become more flexible, fat and finish in length
with velvety and elegance. The technical efforts and the many care
provided to the vineyard, associated with an exceptional terroir, allow
an optimal maturity.