Château Belot

Vignalet 2015
Saint Chinian AOP

vignalet-rouge

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.

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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 50%
Grenache 30%
Mourvèdre 10%

A harvest « in green » is performed in Spring, to keep the yield at 45 Hl/ha. Harvesting is manual, the harvest is totally destemmed.

Wine making is traditional with temperature control. Maceration is around 15 days for grenache, around 25 days for syrah and mourvèdre. Wine remains in stainless steel vats 10 months prior to bottling.

Serve at 16 / 18°C.

This powerful wine with subtle tannins will suit elaborate dishes. Or try simple lamb chops grilled on a vine fire.