Annick & Jean-Marc took over the Domaine de Bel Air in 1985. They make highly expressive wines which are the fruit of a perfect balance between traditional and modern practices.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
HVE3 Certified (high environmental value)
Soil : Pink granite, with big crystals on the steep slopes of Fleurie.
Aspect : South-east facing
Average age of vines: 40 years old
Average yield: 45 hectolitres / ha
Protection method : Integrated
Manual harvest : 100 %
Grape sorting : Very careful sorting on arrival on the chai, to only keep the healthiest grapes at peak ripeness.
Vinification : Traditional semi-carbonic, in whole bunches with temperature control.
Vatting: 9 days
Maturing : In vats for 8 months
Cellaring: 5 to 7 years
Dark ruby robe, floral violet and iris aromas, full mouthfeel with refined, elegant tanins. Vegan.
So many violets here and so much charming fruit! On the palate this marries good depth to lively acidity and lively acidity. The tannins are a touch sappy, but they fit into the bigger picture well and give the finish more freshness. Drink or hold. 91 Points, April 2021
Rich nose of very ripe fruit. Very clean and focused, tight attractive fruit on the palate with an appealing fresh streak of tannin. Drink 2021-2026. Highly recommended
Enjoy with osso-bucco, meat casseroles and goats cheese.