CUVÉE TRADITION

Appellation: A.O.C. Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Production area: Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Soil: clay-limestone hillsides containing agglomerates of fossils of marine origin (oysters, shells, pebbles)
Orientation: South – South-East
Surface in production: 22 hectares
Density: 5.500 vine / hectare
Grape: Sémillon (80%), Sauvignon (15%), Muscadelle (5%)
Average age of the vine: 30 to 40 years old
Harvest: manual with successive sorting of botrytised grapes (2 to 3 passages)
Assembly: 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon

Winemaking: traditional in vat, and 1 year aging
Duration of fermentation: 12 to 15 days
Yield: 25 hl/ha
Annual production: 550 hl

Tasting:
Château Bel Air – Cuvée Tradition has a golden color and a characteristic nose with hints of yellow, exotic fruit, wax, toast and spices. The palate is full-bodied, the attack sweet and evolving into aromas of fruit, spice and honey with unique notes of botrytis. Very harmonious with a good balance sugar acidity and a liquorous material without excess.

Wine pairing:
Serve chilled around 12°C, as an aperitif, as an accompaniment to foie gras, white meats, fish in sauce, sweetbreads, blue cheeses and chocolate desserts.

Vintage: 2012
Public price: 12€ by bottle (VAT incl. – cellar departure)