Château Bélair-Monange: The Terroirs of Saint-Emilion

Finna Sze | January 14, 2022

Happy New Year, and I wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2023!

For the first newsletter of 2023, I am pleased to offer a superb selection from Château Bélair-Monange, with a range of charming vintages between 1998 and 2019, as well as four vintages from the wonderfully approachable second wine Annonce de Bélair-Monange.

Originally known as Château Bélair, the winery was renamed following its acquisition by the esteemed Moueix family (of Pétrus fame) in 2008. In the subsequent 14 years, this beautiful estate has found a new gear; recent vintages are flying high, and the Moueix project has culminated with the opening of an extraordinary new winery in 2022, designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Bélair-Monange is situated at the highest point of Saint-Emilion’s well-known limestone plateau, which has long been considered as one of the best crus in the region. Their holdings combine the wide variety of patchwork terroirs of different parts of Saint-Emilion: the limestone from the central plateau parcels offers freshness, aromatic intensity and minerality, whilst the famous blue clay of the slopes provides elegance and length to the wine.

Let’s discover the terroirs of Saint-Emilion over a bottle of Château Bélair-Monange!