The Château de Belcier strikes the perfect balance between the finest Merlot and Cabernet grape varieties. Its terroir boasts established traditions and is adjacent to Saint Emilion. The Côtes de Castillon is thus one of the oldest wine making areas for Bordeaux wines. The Château was built at the end of the 18th century and for many years belonged to an old Bordeaux family related to the Montaigne family. It was partly rebuilt by François de Belcier, a counter-revolutionary who was guillotined in 1794. The Château de Belcier is classical in style with triangular pediments. It was built in the 1780’s and overlooks the rolling landscape of Les Salles de Castillon where woodlands alternate with vines. The property currently belongs to the MACIF – a mutual insurance company – and has recovered its former magnificence.
Very recently, Château de Belcier has joined Singapore Awards 2021 and won a gold medal and a silver medal award in this prestigious competition:
CHATEAU DE BELCIER CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX 2018
Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper
Average age of vines: 30 years
Soil: clay and limestone and clay and silt
Density: 4 500 plants/hectare
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels, of
which 1/4 new barrels
Production: 120 000 bottles
Type of bottle: heavy Bordeaux bottle
Estate manager: Frédéric DUBOIS
Consultant engineer: Georges PAULI
The 52 hectares of vineyard lie on clay and limestone and clay and silt soil. A majority of that land grows Merlot – the
preferred Saint Emilion grape variety – and the rest of the land grows a lesser proportion of Cabernet and Malbec.
The fermentation takes 12 days, with maceration at 28°C for 10 to 12 days according to the vintage. The wine is aged in oak barrels. The Château de Belcier produces second wines – the Château de Monrecueil, B de Belcier and the Armoiries de Belcier – as well as a Bordeaux Supérieur, a rosé – the Fleurs de Belcier – and a Special Reserve – the Pin de Belcier. Belcier wines win medals and awards and are mentioned in the best wines guides on a regular basis.
LE COQ DE RAMAGE BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR 2019
Awarded Silver by Singapore Newspaper
Total area : 10,50 hectares.
Average age of wines : 25 years
Grape varieties : 80 % Merlot, 20 Cabernet Franc
Soil: clay and limestone
Ageing: traditional vinification, alcoholic fermentation
between 26° and 28°C ,aged in vats on fine lees.
Production : 70 000 bottles
Type of bottle : Bordeaux bottle
Estate manager : Fréderic DUBOIS
Consultant engineer : GEORGES PAULI
Le Coq de Ramage is a delicious Bordeaux Supérieur. There is a firm emphasis on fruit here. The wine is not aged in barrels and is immensely palatable, fleshy and well balanced, with an elegant label. Tasting notes – 2016 vintage Intense ruby crimson colour, lots of fruit on the nose with floral touches, well-rounded and mellow in the mouth – aromatic and greedy with smooth tannins and great freshness. Easy to drink, a lovely wine.
Interview of Ms. Hélène DURAND – Export Manager
Question 1: Do you already export to Singapore ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Singapore ?
Answer : Yes, we already have importers in Singapore but we would be happy to find other importers able to sell our products everywhere in Singapore.
Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?
Answer : A very regular quality, very attractive prices, authentic wines, very fruity and pleasant to drink for Le Coq. Regarding Ch de Belcier, the wine is classic, powerful and be kept long even if fruity as well.
Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?
Answer : We started 15 years ago. We would like to have some other importers.
Importers and Distributors what are you waiting for !
Château de Belcier – 33350 Les Salles de Castillon – France
Telephone: +33/(0)5 57 56 40 40 – Fax: +33/(0)5 57 40 64 25
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