Terroir de Bellevue comes from a single old vine Gamay parcel in Anse planted by Raphael's grandfather in the 1950s. It's vinified in the semi-carbonic style of the Beaujolais, but the limestone terroir gives it a unique quality. If any wine from the Pierre Dorées could argue for its own cru, this would be it.
Terroir de Bellevue (Anse)
Clay - limestone
Vine age70 years old
Cold carbonic maceration for 18 days; alcoholic fermentation with native yeast beginning on day 11; natural malolactic fermentation. Postfermentation press done manually with a vertical wood press. Minimal sulfites added at bottling, unfiltered.
ElevageAged in concrete tank for 6 months.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered