Château Bel-Air La Royère 2016 "Limited Edition" - A.O.C Blaye
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88.0 sur 100 based on 1 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

88/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

Medium bodied, forward, spicy, dark red fruits, earth and thyme, with a juicy finish is what you find here. What makes this wine unique is the large portion of Malbec in the blend, that is often close to 50%.
88
points on 100

Description

In 1992, the Charente family group wants to diversify and invest in Gironde. Love at first sight for this old property. In 1995, they highlight the Malbec grape variety which, as Corinne says, "was the illegitimate child of the Bordeaux vineyard, which finally regained its acclaim ..." Since 2009, Corinne Chevrier-Loriaud has been in charge of the exploitation . And it's a brand new women's team that comes around! Corinne is always looking for the expression of the terroir with the blend Merlot / Malbec by registering on all notes finesse.  


Tasting 

This balanced wine seduces by its strongly colored dress, by the richness of its fruit aromas with vanilla notes. On the palate the wine is concentrated, velvety texture.  


Corinne's agreements to accompany her wine

An ideal wine to consume, with red meat (steak with bordelaise grilled on Merlot vine for example), Asian or spicy cooked dishes. Aeration in a carafe is recommended.


Limited edition 

Corinne offers a limited edition label for her 2016 vintage. A bottle not to be missed for those who follow this excellent property.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Bel-Air La Royère
  • Type of wine
    Non Classified
  • Appellation
    Blaye
  • Superficy
    2.8 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2022 and 2036
  • Wine apogee
    2029
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Non Classified) from Blaye is made with a vineyard that has an area of 2.8 hectares by Château Bel-Air La Royère. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.

Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

The Blayais vineyard is made up of a terroir of great diversity. to its hilly landscapes, opposes the almost sea horizon of the edges of the Estuary.
Thus, it was the Greeks, then the Romans, settled in this region, who were the first & agrave; measure the whole point of getting into viticulture and opening up to the wine trade. So the vine was planted in the Blaye region long before it was in the Médoc, yet so close.
The reputation of the vintages quickly gained Rome: the wine estates developed rapidly along the coast of the estuary, benefiting from a dynamic and flourishing maritime transport.
Today, this vineyard is cultivated mostly on the hillside, but also in the plain or on high plateaus.