Very much a “clay wine”, according to consultant, Stéphane Derenoncourt, this is rich, inky and plush with mouth-filling flavours of plum, blackberry and chocolate and well integrated tannins. A pleasure bomb of a wine.
In the heart of the Lussac Saint-Emilion appellation, Château Bel-Air comprises 30 unbroken hectares, including 21 hectares of vines. In 1978, Jean-Noël Roi took over the estate which had been in his family for over a century.
The vineyard stands on a wide plateau of clay with areas of silica gravel, with a subsoil of clay and iron pan.
It is composed of :
70% de Merlot
15% Cabernet Franc
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
The vines are, on average, 35 years old, a good age for producing well balanced wines.