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Château Belles-Graves

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Château Belles-Graves offers a beautiful view of the Barbanne valley and the vineyards of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. It is located on a clayey-gravelly hillside facing due south. The beautiful 18th century U-shaped Chartreuse is said to have sheltered Prosper Mérimée, and closer to us, has regularly welcomed a famous member of the family, Commander Jacques-Yves Co...

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(33) Gironde

Château Belles-Graves offers a beautiful view of the Barbanne valley and the vineyards of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. It is located on a clayey-gravelly hillside facing due south. The beautiful 18th century U-shaped Chartreuse is said to have sheltered Prosper Mérimée, and closer to us, has regularly welcomed a famous member of the family, Commander Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a great wine lover. The vineyard follows the principles of sustainable agriculture, combining an organic approach to treatments. Mechanical soil maintenance is adapted to climatic conditions. The control of yields allowed by Guyot pruning allows a yield of between 45 and 50 hectolitres per hectare. In this spirit and when it is necessary to do so, this pruning is completed by disbudding in spring, and possibly green harvesting in June. Finally, thinning out the leaves during the summer allows optimal ripening at harvest time.

Our story

Jean Theallet bought the property in 1938 in order to turn it into a wine estate that would become a family estate since he then passed it on to his son, then grandson. Currently, Xavier Pithon is the owner of the domain. With a desire for sharing and conviviality, he decided to diversify by developing wine tourism so that visitors could stay on his estate.

Other little stories

The mechanization of the harvest allows us to harvest at the best time. The grapes are sorted three times: once on the harvesting machine, then a second time at the estate on a mechanical sorting table and finally by hand for a final inspection. After crushing, the grapes are put into vats. The vinification remains traditional in thermo-regulated vats, with controlled oxygenation. After maceration for 4 to 5 weeks, the wines are aged for 12 to 15 months in oak barrels. The assembly is carried out at the end of the ageing process. Any fining is done with egg white before bottling, which is done entirely at the estate.

Ten years ago, we started working in bed and breakfast. We therefore receive many visitors during the year from different places with whom we share the passion of our profession and the beauty of the site. This diversification has allowed us to meet new people and share our knowledge.

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Château Belles-Graves
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2013, Bordeaux - Lalande-de-Pomerol
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