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Château Belair-Monange

The estate is located in Saint-Emilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). The origin of the then Château Belair dates back to the 15th century with an owner Robert de Knolles (Knollys, later Canolles). It remained in the possession of this family until the French Revolution in 1789, who returned after their flight and took control again in 1802. In the 19th century, the wines were among the best in the area. From the mid-1870s there was one phylloxera and both mildews caused severe crisis. In 1916 the estate of Edouard Dubois-Challon (+1921) became the neighboring one Chateau Ausone accepted. After his death, his widow Pascal Delbeck hired and bequeathed it to him after her death in 2003. In 2007, the latter sold a 31% stake to the trading company Moueix, which also acquired the remaining 69% a year later. Extensive investments were made in the wine cellar and, from the 2008 vintage, the name was changed; Anna-Adèle Monange was the mother of Jean-Pierre Moueix. The main reason was a demarcation by name, because there are 10 Bordeaux wineries with the name part "Belair". The company is managed by Edouard Moueix.

The establishment has been classified as "Premier Grand Cru Classé B" continuously since 1954. Following the confirmation of this classification in 2012, the vineyards were extensively expanded. This included the incorporation of the sister winery Château Magdelaine, In addition, the cellar facilities were expanded considerably, some of the vineyards were replanted, and the management of the vineyards and winemaking in the cellar were reorganized. The vineyards cover 13 hectares of vines with the varieties Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). Since 1994 Biodynamic viticulture operated in a moderate form. The extremely long-lived red wine is aged in an average of 18 months in one to two thirds of new barriques, depending on the vintage. The second wine is called "Les Songes de Magdelaine".

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