Château Pichon Bellevue
WHY BUY IT ?
- An exclusivity Bordeaux Tradition
- A distinctive appellation
- Grey sauvignon Gris in the white blend
- Same oenologist as château Lesparre (Omnès)
- Fantastic value for money, regularly rewarded
When Family Reclus moved to the Château Pichon Bellevue in 1880, they cultivated 2 hectares of lands in polyculture (mixed cropping).
Since then, the estate has continued to expand and evolve to adapt to commercial and technological developments. First, they sold the wine directly from the barrels on the Place De Bordeaux, then, in 1982 the family turned to bottling directly at the estate.
Nowadays, Laurent perpetuates the work of his parents, Chistiane and Daniel Reclus, paying particular attention to the 50 hectares vines in a traditional way while bringing a touch of modernity.
His work’s philosophy has always been focused on preventive rather than curative reasoning, which allows him to apply a «reasoned» viticulture based on constant monitoring of rainfall.
Terroir & Wine Styles
Chateau Pichon Bellevue is a 50-ha one-piece vineyard located on the left bank of the Dordogne, South-West of Libourne.
Its vineyards land on beautiful gravelly slopes of old alluvial terraces of the Dordogne. 10 ha are planted with white vines, 40 ha are planted with red vines.
Red wines are Merlot-dominant, with an intense bouquet of ripe red berries and a velvety body. White wines are vibrant and dominated by Sauvignon Gris, a varietal that brings lush flavours of exotic fruits and a rather rich palate feeling.
Owner: Laurent RECLUS
Consultant oenologists : Dominique OMNES & Marilyne BOUIX