Marvellously situated property on the slopes just outside the town of St-Emilion next to Ausone, with vineyards on the limestone slopes and plateau, and fantastic cellars that run back underneath the town.
For a while under the same ownership as Ausone, the estate passed on the death of Madame Dubois-Challon to the long-term manager Pascal Delbeck who was faced with an estate in desperate need of modernisation and crippling death duties. Initially the famous Libourne négociants JP Moueix took a 30% stake but purchased the property outright in 2008. Instant changes were made in the vineyard and harvesting regime with plans to upgrade the cellar. The name has been changed to Bélair-Monange, in honour of the wife of Jean Moueix who moved the family to Bordeaux, purchasing Château Fonroque in 1931. Given the situation and potential of this property this is very much one to watch and recent vintages have been of exceptional qualty.
Annonce de Bélair Monange, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2016Merlot 14.5% Vol
Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right BankRich blueberry fruit with plums, raspberries and a note of liquorice, it is elegant with great...£64.00 per bottle
Château Bélair Monange, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016Merlot 14.5% Vol
Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right BankBlackberry and raspberry fruit wrapped up with some spices and herbs in a gentle cloak of silky...£149.00 per bottle
Château Bélair Monange, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2018-En Primeur (RED)BordeauxSecond vintage in a row now that Bélair-Monange has attracted great praise from the critics. It...TBA