Ch. Belle-Vue is a 15-hectare estate in the Haut-Médoc appellation, just south of some top Margaux estates and next to Ch. Giscours. As of the 2018 vintage, it is classified as a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, the top tier of that classification.
Ch. Belle-Vue is a 15-hectare estate located in the south of the Haut-Médoc appellation near Macau. The estate stands out for its use of Petit Verdot. As of the 2018 vintage, Belle-Vue is classified as a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, the top tier of that classification. Belle-Vue – along with sister properties Ch. Gironville and Ch. Bolaire – is owned by the heirs of the late financier Vincent Mulliez. The estates are run by Vincent’s widow, Isabelle, and director Jérôme Pineau.
The estate situated just south of some top Margaux properties, and is right next to Ch. Giscours. The soils at Belle-Vue are deep, fine gravel. Petit Verdot makes up 24% of the vineyard; some vines date back to the 1930s. There are plans to expand the proportion to 25%.
In addition to the grand vin, the team here produce a single-varietal Petit Verdot from old vines, aged in amphoras.
Since 2017, Belle-Vue has had HVE-3 certification; this is the highest level of France’s Haute Valeur Environnementale program, promoting environmentally friendly viticulture.