Château Bélair was acquired by Jean-Pierre Moueix in 2008. Tracing its origins back to Roman times, the vineyard is situated at the highest point of Saint-Émilion’s famed limestone plateau. Château Magdelaine, a contiguous cru acquired in 1952, has always been renowned for the remarkable elegance of its wines. Château Bélair-Monange is the fusion of these two historic, First Classified Growths of Saint-Émilion and expresses the unique style of the greatest parcels of these two complementary terroirs.
A new second wine from Château Bélair-Monange called Annonce was released in 2014. Annonce enjoys the same attention as the Grand Vin. This inaugural 2014 vintage embodyies the inherent qualities of the vineyard – minerality, concentration of red berries, balance, and length. Although Annonce exhibits great charm in its youth, a few years of cellaring or a few hours of decanting will be largely rewarded.
Varietal Composition: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Aging: 16 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
93 Points - James Suckling
"Vibrant aromas of blackberries, currants and flowers follow through to a medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a savory aftertaste. A lovely softness and refinement to this young 2014. Gentle. New second wine of Bélair-Monage. Drink in 2020."