CUVÉE VIEILLES VIGNES

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: 17 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: 100% Sémillon

Winemaking: after plot sorting of the oldest vines, traditional vinification in vats, and one-year aging
Duration of fermentation: 12 to 15 days
Yield: 20 hl/ha
Annual production: 340 hl

Tasting:
Château Bel Air Vieilles Vignes has a golden color and a characteristic nose with notes of exotic fruits, wax, toast and spices. The palate is full-bodied with aromas of yellow and dry fruit, gingerbread and honey with unique notes of botrytis. A very harmonious and balanced wine with notes of fruit and liquor dominating the finish.

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.

References/medals:
Bronze medal, concours de Paris 2018
– Guide Dussert-Gerber
– Guide Hachette des vins de France
– Revue des Vins de France

Vintage: 2012
Public price: 16€ by bottle (VAT incl. – cellar departure)