Excellence of Belliard is a range of wines from the very best vineyards of Bordeaux. These centenary old vines regulate themselves naturally to offer a limited production of 1.200 bottles per hectare which in wine terms, is a miniscule yield from a hectare of vineyards. The lower the yield, the better the wine.
Harvest is done manually by a selection of the best berries to optimize the product quality. A particular care is taken in managing the vineyards and all of these vineyards are ploughed by draft horses to oxygenate the soil and protect the vines in order to avoid the plant growth stress.
Algae are placed on vine stocks as the iodine burns the grass and leads simultaneously organic substance to fertilise the soil. The meticulous care given to the vine, allows Belliard du Vins to produce powerful and concentrated wines of elegance and rare complexity.
The roundness of the Excellence range allows them to be tasted young and also with a strong aging potential. These three wines will age individually for 30 plus years, and so make the perfect present for someone who loves wines and watching them evolve over time. Like any other Artist, Xavier Belliard puts his own name on his wines and he believes that like an artist, these wines are a true expression of the place in which the grapes were grown, the soil where the sun shone and each delivers a little piece of history to the wine connoisseur, a sense of place.
1 x Chateau Excellence de Baillard Sauternes, Bordeaux, France