Château Beau-Site

Château Beau-Site

Château Beau Site is a well-established St. Estèphe château that was originally classified as a Cru Bourgeois supérieur in 1932. It was acquired by the Castéja family, who also own Château Batailley, and Château Trotte Vieille, in 1955. Since 1966 Beau Site has been classified as a Cru Grand Bourgeois Exceptionnel.

Château Beau Site is located outside the village of St. Corbian, which is at the northern extreme of the St.Estèphe appellation. There are nearly 100 hectares of vines with a high average age of 35 years. The wine is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It is vinified traditionally and is then matured in oak casks (50% new) for 12-15 months.

Beau Site is a classic St. Estèphe, displaying good levels of ripe black and red fruits, as well as firm and meaty tannins. A traditionalist's claret.

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