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Chateau Belle-Vue
La Renaissance

The team at Chateau Belle-Vue dedicates itself to producing exclusive, world- class wines using time-honored, traditional methods. They make wine exclusively with grapes grown in the Mont Liban-Bhamdoun appellation using organic farming practices. Yields are kept intentionally low, and an artisanal, handcrafted element directs everything they do. Chateau Belle-Vue wines offer an incredible statement of terroirs which reflects their dedication to quality.

Owner: Boutros family
Website: www.chateaubelle-vue.com
Winemaker: Naji Boutros
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet sauvignon

Vineyard Location: Mont Liban-Bhamdoun
Orientation: South-west and north-east
Elevation: From 950 to 1250 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1999
Trellising: Double Guyot system
Vines/Acre: 0.2kg/m2 of land
Soil: Clay, limestone

Grapes are selected and destemmed before beginning maceration. Natural fermentation (with no yeast added) takes place during a period of 3-­‐4 weeks in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 22-­‐25ºC. When alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is pressed and stored until malolactic fermentation is complete.

Aging Process
The wine is then aged in French oak barrels for 24 months, separated by varietal. Blends are selected using the clean finished wine. Bottle aging: 12+ months.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright deep red with high intensity of color
Bouquet: On the nose it shows brilliant harmony and huge potential. The bouquet is lively and delicate with wild berry aromas, fruit confit, and dark chocolate. Fresh, balsamic and cedar notes.
Flavor: Ripe cherries and toasted bread flavors on the palate, balanced with soft tannins that make a long and round finish.
Pairings: Ideal with red meat dishes, cheeses and hot appetizers.

Alcohol Content: 14.5 %
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L
Serving Temperature: 16-­‐18ºC
Production: 12,000 bottles