Address: Château Bellevue 33330 Saint-Emilion France
Telephone: + 33 (0)5 57 24 74 23
Visits: By appointment only
Details: Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 6.2ha, clay-limestone & sand
Vineyards: Merlot Noir 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%History:
At their highest point, enjoying fine views, the vineyards of Château Bellevue border those of three 1er grand cru classé properties: Angelus, Beausejour-Bécot and Bausejour Dufau-Lagarosse, on the limestone plateau slopes to the west of the town. For 300 years, the estate was owned by the Lacaze family – it is said the anti-Revolutionary Girondin Gaston Lacaze took refuge here during the French Revolution – but in 1938 was sold to the de Conink and Pradel de Lavaux families of négociants Horeau Beylot. Today, the Pradel de Lavauxs share ownership with the owners of Château Angélus.