Château Belgrave

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Château Belgrave is a winery in the Haut-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of eighteen Cinquièmes Crus (Fifth Growths) in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.[1] At the time of classification, the winery was called Château Coutenceau. The "Bellegrave" designation first appeared in 1845, when Bruno Devès, a negociant in Bordeaux, remodelled the estate, favoring wine growing on gravel terroirs. [2]

Château Belgrave is located in the commune Saint-Laurent-Médoc, immediately to the west of the border with Saint-Julien-Beychevelle.[3] It is thus situated in a sub-regional appellation, but close to the border of a communal appellation, in similarilty to its Fifth Growth Saint neighbours in Saint-Laurent, Château Camensac and Château La Tour Carnet. Its immediate neighbour over the commune border in Saint-Julien is Château Lagrange.

The vineyard of 61 ha is planted with the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (42%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (3%).

Château Belgrave produces a second wine called Diane de Belgrave, introduced with the 1987 vintage.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karen MacNeil, The Wine Bible Workman Publishing 2001 pg. 885 ISBN 1-56305-434-5
  2. ^ Château Belgrave: History, accessed on September 11, 2013
  3. ^ a b Vins et Vignobles Dourthe: Château Belgrave fact sheet, accessed on June 22, 2008

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