2018 Château de Bellet Bellet Rosé

SKU #1424113

The Barons de Bellet founded their estate on the hills of Nice, their title was granted in 1777 by the king of the Sardinian States. This family from Savoie gave its name to the appellation that celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011: one of the oldest AOCs On the culminating parcels of the appellation, the vineyards of Château de Bellet surround the old family chapel . The monument built in tribute to Agnès Roissard Bellet, disappeared at the age of 23, now houses his statue. This chapel, visible for miles, was built with the white stones of La Turbie's ancient quarry. These same stones were used for the construction of the Cathedral, the famous casino and the Oceanographic Museum of the Principality of Monaco. The reputation of Bellet wines is international and old. Thomas Jefferson appreciated the "grand cru" of Nice that he discovered during a visit. This notoriety continues today, the highest hills of the appellation produce wines of summits in many respects. Château de Bellet accompanies the greatest occasions: the summit of Versailles in 1982, the European summit of Nice in 2000 or the NATO in 2005, Château de Bellet was again recently served on the occasion of the Monegasque wedding of Prince Albert and of Princess Charlene.


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Other Red Wines

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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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Provence

- Provence encompasses the southeastern portion of France that borders the Mediterranean. The largest appellation in the region is the Cotes de Provence that spans 49,600 acres of land in and around Marseilles. Thirteen different varietals are grown in this appellation with the most important grapes being Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Mouvedre. While much of the production is dry rose, there are many more serious wines being made from the area. Some of the most important smaller appellations within Provence include Bandol, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois.