Château Tertre de Belvès
Wine Character : A wonderfully ripe wine characterized by a pure, persistent black fruit and spicy aroma with very fine tannins. An ‘Iconic’ wine from 100% Merlot planted on a tiny parcel on the southern slopes of Belves de Castillon. Vineyards : 6 hectares. All in Merlot planted at 6500 vines per hectare. Deep limestone and clay soils. Soils : Deep limestone and clay. Viticulture : An experimental vineyard with various regimes and systems on test. Vinification : Harvesting, destemming and sorting by hand. Fermentation and extraction in small, 2000 liters tank with manual immersion of the skin cap (Pigeage) Ageing : 14 months in new, French barrels of 225 and 400 liters.