In Saint Emilion, the Château MOULIN BELLEGRAVE is situated alongside the Dordogne river at the highest point of the commune of Vigonet, whose very ancient name indicates a vocation for winegrowing on this rich mound of gravel soil. Its name inspires the ‘terroir’ of which it is a proud reflection.
Having been worked by several generations of the same passionate family, this Château has been planted with the best varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines today have an average age of 45 years.
Antoine MABILEAU manages the vines of the property. He favours a natural approach to their upkeep, cover crop growing and light ploughing of the soil between every second vine row, favourising soil aeration. After the late harvesting of the grapes, follows a slow fermentation and a 12 month ageing in barrel in order to offer a balanced, yet harmoniously complex mixture before the final blending of this superb Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
One can find in Antoine Mabileau’s wines all the know how of Grand Crus. On the palate opulent flavours, a generous body, combining power, nobility and elegance.