Côtes de Bourg
Côtes de Bourg is the only appellation in Bordeaux that all fits into one canton (an administrative area) Bourg-sur-Gironde. The Bourg region is made up of a succession of hills, sometimes very steep, which end in abrupt cliffs next to the “rivers”. These wines are identified by their beautiful intense color as well as their robust well-balanced flavor.
This 12-hectare estate located in the commune of Saint-Seurin de Bourg.
Château Bel Air is a small family winery dating from the 18th century historically known as “Cru Plouget” from the name of a relatively old locality that has always been planted with vines given its remarkably favorable exposure.
The vineyard is planted on gravely outcrops on the hillsides overlooking the Garonne river with an uninterrupted view over the estuary and benefits from excellent exposure to the wind and sunshine.
Place of the estate : Saint-Seurin de Bourg
Average production : 126 000 bottles
Area of the vineyard : 19 hectares
Soil : Clayey and red gravely soil
Grape varieties : 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec
Average age of the wines : 30 years
Vinification : Concret vats
Ageing : Vats & barrels
This dense wine with its deep purple colour offers a complex, expressive nose, revealing various aromas intermingling fruity, spicy notes with a hint of toast. Firm and full on the palate with lots of body and richness.
Matching with food
A very well made honest wine which will be the ideal accompaniment for a sirloin steak or a baron of lamb. To be tasted between 16° and 18°C.
To be enjoyed now, or kept for 8 to 10 years.