Château Bellefont-Belcier: Vineyards

As already indicated Château Bellefont-Belcier is located on the road heading east away from St Emilion, along the line of the St Christophe plateau. Looking to the west the estate has some very significant neighbours, including Château Larcis Ducasse and Château Pavie, respectively just 500 metres and 1000 metres distant. Behind the château, to the north, lies the côtes of the plateau, which along much of its length is topped off with trees although there is a section directly behind Château Bellefont-Belcier where these have been cleared and vines planted on a series of terraces. Up on the plateau are some less well-known properties such as Château Tour-Baladoz, but also La Mondotte and just a little to the west lies Château Troplong-Mondot. Also up and to the east there is Château Tertre-Roteboeuf. To the south, across on the sands of St Emilion, lie numerous small estates and patches of woodland. In Peyrelongue, near here, there is even some parkland named for Jean-Louis Faure.

Château Bellefont-Belcier

Today the estate accounts for 20 hectares of the St Emilion appellation, and includes 13 hectares of vines planted in a single plot. Despite being just down the road from Château Larcis Ducasse and Château Pavie the vines do not quite enjoy the same glorious south-facing exposure, as the slope here fades away a little. Although the land behind the château slopes upwards, it is a gentle incline, and there are numerous surrounding patches of woodland.

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