Château Belot

Argilière 2014
Saint Chinian AOP

argiliere

Estate bottled

A family enterprise

Château Belot is a family enterprise built between 1987, when Jacques and Gisèle Belot bought their first vineyard, and 1996, when the Belot bought Château du Tendon, a former royal hunting lodge.
Their son Lionel is now in charge of the winery.

The complete installation has been updated and photo voltaic cells now cover the electrical needs of the Estate.

The Estate sits on : 25 hectares of St Chinian AC and 18 hectares of varietals : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. 80% of the ground is calcareous clay, the remainder schists.

Wine

Soil

Wine

Making

Drinking

Advice

The Estate sits on 25 hectares of St Chinian AC and 13 hectares of varietals : merlot, cabernet sauvignon and viognier.

80% of the ground is calcareous clay and the remainder schists.

Syrah 90%
Grenache Noir 10%

A harvest « in green » is performed in July in the selected parcels for a better bunch selection. Harvesting is manual for a yield of 30 Hl/ha. The harvest is totally destemmed.

Wine making is traditional. Maceration is around 35 days with a temperature control between 24 and 26°C.

Pumping over the cap is performed twice daily to get the best possible extraction. Maturing in oak vats lasts for 18 months, with two year old barrels. Barrels are selected according to the must and concentration in order to get fine tannins.

Serve at 18°C.

This wine is without filtration. It is therefore advisable to decant it before serving.

Opening ahead of time will also give the wine a better chance to breathe and express fully its complexity.

This wine is a perfect match for venison and elaborate meat dishes, like « sauté de bouf aux olives » or stews.