Region: Bordeaux AOC, France
Soil: Silty Clay with underground of Gravel
Winemaking: Short maceration and fermentation of around 1 week each. Aged in stainless steel tanks to keep freshness.
Annual Production: N/A
Echappee Bel Rouge is made simply for pleasure. The use of multiple vintages makes the wine a consistent style. You do not need to pay attention to the vintage. The wine is ready to drink and simply pleasurable. After a short fermentation and maceration, the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks. It shows a classic Bordeaux style with flavours of raspberry, cherry and herbal note. The palate is soft and is filled with fruits.
Chateau de Bel is an independent boutique winery based in Bordeaux. The property was purchased by Olivier Cazenave in 2003 after endless searching, with the ambition of making tasty and affordable wines which also represent their own style. The vineyards were restructured in 2005, planting high quality Merlot and especially Cabernet Franc which is one of Olivier’s favourite varietals. In 2016, all the vineyards are cultivated with biodynamic agriculture, to make the wines more pleasurable, healthy and respectful.