Vineyard

Farming of the vines and harvest

The estate is about 20 hectares with 8 plots of red wine and 1 plot of white :

 

  • Red : 84% merlot, 8% cabernet franc,
    7% cabernet sauvignon, 1% malbec,
  • White : 100% semillion.

More than 20 hectares belongs to Bel-air

The grape varieties are typical of the Cotes de Bordeaux AOC: mostly composed of Merlot, as usual on the right bank of the Garonne river.

However, the vineyard is completed by grape varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, which makes the complexity and richness of Bordeaux Fine Wines. The farming is traditional and similar to the Classified Growths methods. The viticulture is precise in order to reach the highest level of the appellation.

Our methods respect the environnement:

  • Supply of Organic Manure

  • Short cut at cane (en guyot double)

  • Sols travaillés par labour semi-traditionnel,

  • Enherbement naturel contrôlé,

  • Effeuillage manuel,

  • Vendanges vertes.

Organic farming since 2014

The vineyard is conducted with organic farming methods since 2014. The planting density is between 4500 and 6000 plants per hectare. The yields are controled to allow the production of a fine wine (40 hectoliters perhectare).

The Harvests

They are mechanical and manual in order to get an optimal maturity according to each plot. The harvests are made between the 20th of september and the 10th of october.

After a careful stemming and sorting, the berries are splitted according to their origin, in different thermoregulated tanks in order to be vinified.