Château Bellevue, a Grand Cru Classé located in the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation, is owned by the Pradel de Lavaux and De Boüard de Laforest families. The Angélus team has been carefully watching over its vineyard and cellars since 2007.

Covering a single block of 6.82 hectares (16.85 acres), Château Bellevue’s vineyard is made up solely of the Merlot grape variety. Situated on one of the finest terroirs of Saint-Emilion, and having some of the great Premiers Grands Crus Classés as its close neighbours, the vineyard stretches out seamlessly over both slopes and plateau. Château Bellevue enjoys stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The estate’s 2.5 hectares (6.18 acres) of grounds, which feature both Mediterranean and Atlantic plant life, offer an oasis of unique biodiversity set in the very heart of the vineyard. A stroll through this magical place allows visitors to discover a delightful 17th century chartreuse with balustrade-line terraces and a rich heritage depicting the history of Saint-Emilion’s vines and wine.

Château Bellevue


  • Surface area: 6,82 hectares, on one single piece of land
  • Geographic position: Eastern, Southern and South-western slopes of the Saint-Emilion hill and plateau
  • Soils: clay-limestone
  • Plantation density: 6000 to 7500 vines per hectare
  • Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
  • Average age of the vines: 40 years old
  • Vine growing: vines are grown traditionnally and a proportion of rows are grassed down; de-budding is carried out, followed by green harvests
  • Harvest: picked by hand
  • Œnologists: Hubert de Boüard de Laforest
    and Emmanuelle d’Aligny-Fulchi
  • Winery: wooden, concrete and stainless steel vats, all equipped with temperature control
  • Fermentation on skins: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Wines go into barrels: straight after they have been run-off
  • Annual production: approximately 20 000 bottles
  • Maturation: 16 to 20 months
  • Bottling: at the estate

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