Château Belgrave

Address:
35 rue de Bordeaux
Parempuyre
CS80004 Blanquefort Cedex
France

Telephone: +33 (0) 5 56 35 53 00

Website: www.dourthe.com

Email: grands-crus@cvbg.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Haut-Medoc, Fifth Growth, 1855.

Vineyards: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Merlot Noir 35%, Petit Verdot 5%

Second Wine: Diane de Belgrave

History:

Château Belgrave is one of the oldest growths in the Medoc. Actually situated in Saint-Laurent but bordering on the Saint-Julien appellation with only a stream separating them. Château Belgrave suffered during the complicated period that the Medoc went through after the Second World War.

The estate went through various stages of renewal, owned by several different companies. Refurbishment of the winemaking and ageing facilities was finally completed in 1986 when Professor Alain Regnier advanced the methods used for cultivating the vineyard and by Michel Rolland in the winemaking, selection and ageing. These changes meant that the wine received praise across the board and is still among the elite in the Medoc.