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Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux-Castillon Cé Ma Cuvée
Chateau Bellevue
France - Bordeaux - Cotes de Bordeaux - Castillon AOC

Cé Ma Cuvée is a tribute from Michel Lydoire to his 2 daughters:
Céline - She is like the Merlot grape varietal. Pleasant and calm.
Marina - She is like the Cabernet Franc grape varietal. Tough and with a lot of character.

The color is deep and inky. The nose is spicy, fruity and oaky with some nice vanilla and coconut aromas. The mouthfeel is complex, with ripe red and black fruit flavors. Some spiciness and integrated oak flavors.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes de Bordeaux - Castillon AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines
50 years old
Vinification
Beginning as Vielles Vignes, some of the wine is aged in 500-liter American oak barrels for 18 months. The barrels used are a mix of high and medium toast.
Pairings

This is a fun wine that can be enjoyed with any food, charbroil burgers, grilled vegetables, cheeses ... or even with dark chocolate desserts.

Reviews and News

2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cé-Ma-Cuvée - 93 PTS - W&S

2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cé-Ma-Cuvée - 93 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Céline Lydoire focuses this wine on Bellevue's old merlot plots, blending in cabernet franc from southern exposures on gravelly soils. It's her top selection, treated to 18 months in new 400-liter oak barrels; she started making it at the behest of her French customers, who wanted a step up from her cool and refreshing Cuvée Tradition. This is just as cool, but more saturated in its distincly Castillon fruit flavor - think wild strawberries and blueberries with an earthy mineral undercurrent. That silky fruit gains its supple impression from the new oak, which boosts the textural richness. As I thought about how to score this wine, I found myself writing, "If that were from California, I'd be all over it." Absolutely. But it's also got Castillon limestone clarity. And, it's $27. Buy a case. You won't be sorry."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2019), 93 pts

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2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cé-Ma-Cuvée - 91 PTS - Decanter

2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cé-Ma-Cuvée - 91 PTS - Decanter

decanter logo 250"Smoked clear tar on the finish here, successful but the fruit is secondary to the smoked polish on the attack. An accomplished wine, well constructed. 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc with 18 months in both American and French new oak. Winemaker Céline Lydoire is making a statement. Drink 2018-2028"
- Decanter (April 2018), 91 pts

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2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cé-Ma-Cuvée - 90 PTS - JD

2015 Chateau Bellevue Cotes de Bordeaux Castillon Cé-Ma-Cuvée - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Also from the Castillon region and a cellar selection of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Chateau Bellevue Cé Ma Cuvée has a more modern style with some obvious oak in its cassis, licorice, and barbecue smoke aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied, has ripe tannins, and terrific balance, but needs a year in bottle to come together. It’s an impressive wine."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Chateau Bellevue

Château Bellevue was founded by Michel & Catherine Lydoire in 1998, with the estate’s oldest vines dating to the 1960's. To access the estate, you embark on a drive through ...
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