Ch. Belles Eaux Sainte Helene Coteaux du Languedoc 2003

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

Item No. 79222
  • red wine
  • WS90

Winemaker's Notes

Sainte Hélène derives its name from the specific parcel of the Belles Eaux vineyard, a magnificent sloping terrace of deep villafranchian gravel. Aged in French oak barrels, the wine is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mouvèdre and old Carignan. Sainte Hélène is a deep purple colour, with a wild spice nose and ripe fruits married with woody notes. The full silky tannins express the essence of the terrior of Chateau de Belles Eaux.

Learn About Ch. Belles Eaux

The wines of Chateau Belles Eaux are a result of the marriage of two terriors. The terrior of Belles Eaux. Almost 60 hectares, is planted with Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, Merlot and old Carignan. These grape varieties, both fruity and robust, have been grown in the soils of the mid-slope alluvial terrace of gritty clay. They are the heart of the wines produced at the Estate. The...

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Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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