Château Beaulieu Comtes de Tastes

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Château Beaulieu Comtes de Tastes

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THE ESTATE
Owner Guillaume de Tastes
Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur rouge
Commune Salignac
Area 20 ha

THE VINEYARD
Yields 40 hl/ha average
Soil clay-limestone on limestone base Blend: 60% Merlot, 30 % Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Average Vine Age: 25 years
Soil Work alternate grass coverage and ploughing between the vines
De-budding manual
Shoot Removal manual
Leaf Thinning two sides
Harvest & Sorting manual

WINE MAKING
De-stalking no crushing
Sorting after de-stalking
Fermentation thermo-regulated
Cuvaison: 3-5 weeks, with 3-5 day cold maceration before fermentation
Pumping Over & Punching Down: daily
Aging: 10 months on fine lees in French oak barrels  

The Property
On a plateau on the right bank of the Dordogne river, the property rarely sees a day without a breeze blowing through the vines, maintaining naturally clean conditions. Also blessed with the well drained and south-facing slopes, one can say that this is truly a beautiful place –  “un Beau lieu” – to grow grapes!  

Vineyard Management
A high vine density of 5,000/ha, grass coverage between vines, and an abundant leaf canopy, creates low  yields, deep root systems, and optimal sugar production. The result is more concentrated grapes with high aromatic potential.  

A Unique Pleasure
Guillaume de Tastes’ skill has achieved a special thing. That is, creating a round and exuberant wine, very enjoyable in its youth, yet with a complexity and elegance one expects of a prestigious Bordeaux. To Drink within 2-10 years. 

The château also belongs to Le Cercle Rive Droite – an association of 132 producers adhering to a common set of high ethical and quality standards. 

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