Château Bellevue was founded in 1998, with its oldest origins dating to the 1960's. The project is aided by Château Cheval Blanc's former enologist, Gilles Pauquet. Reserve wines are produced when the vintage merits; most recently in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Production: 380 hectolitres (4,222 cases), 95% Claret Rouge and 5% Claret Rosé.
Michel and Catherine Lydoire, and their daughter Celine (winemaker)
Winery Production: 4,222 / 9L cases
Varietals Produced: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winemaker: Céline Loste-Lydoire, helped by her father Michel Lydoire and guided by Thomas Duclos and Gilles Pauquet (Château Cheval Blanc's former enologist).
The 8.5 hectares (21 acres) of vineyards are 40 year old vines, planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Yield: 40 hectolitres/hectare. Hillside Clay and Limestone soil.
The Estate is certified level 2 by AREA for their consistant efforts toward sustainability.
The Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is aged in French Oak barrels for 12 months.