Château Bélingard has long been known for producing great wines, and today it is the leading wine producer of the famous Monbazillac and Bergerac appellations. Taking over from his father, Pierre de Bosredon, in 1980, owner Laurent de Bosredon passionately cultivates 90 hectares of vineyards featuring 30 to 35-year-old vines planted in beautiful clay- limestone soils.
The Bergerac Sec is a blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Sémillon, and 20% Muscadelle grapes. The grapes are macerated in contact with skins, fermented, aged on fine lees in stainless steel tanks, and stirred and aerated before bottling.
The Bergerac Red 2011 is a blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Malbec. Fermentation is 14-18 days, with frequent punch-downs. The wine is aged in a vat with frequent aeration and control of the dissolved oxygen. The wine was fined and filtered just before bottling.
The Bergerac Red 2013 is 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Malbec. Grapes are immediately de-stemmed, macerated in steel, fermented, and aged in tank with frequent aeration to insure a bright, fruit-driven bordeaux blend. Fined and filtered, the combination of bright fruit and earthy qualities allow for a structured wine that is accessible in its youth.
The Monbazillac is 90% Semillon, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% Muscadelle. The botrytized grapes are harvested, fermented, and clarified. The wine is then barrel aged for 12-18 months, and then gently fined.
Château Belingard wines we feature:
- Bergerac Sec, 2011, 2013
- Bergerac Rouge/Bergerac Red, 2011, 2013
- Monbazillac, 2007, 2011
- Monbazillac (375ml), 2007