Chateau Belle Coline Cotes de Blaye Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

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Learn everything about Chateau Belle Coline Cotes de Blaye with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, a history of the property, information on the vineyard and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Belle Coline History, Overview

Etienne Barre and Christophe Reboul Salze, purchased Chateau Belle Coline in 2011 through their holding company, Reboul Salze. Before purchasing Chateau Belle Coline, the owners, Etienne Barre and Christophe Reboul Salze were already quite experienced as wine makers in Bordeaux.

They already owned Chateau Les Grands Marechaux, also located in the Cotes de Blaye appellation as well as Chateau Chateau Gigault, which makes the popular Cuvee Viva. Plus Christophe Reboul has been active for more than 30 years as a negociant through his company, The Wine Merchant.

Chateau Belle Coline Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 12 hectare Chateau Belle Coline vineyard is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Malbec. The terroir is clay, limestone and sandy soils.

The vines are old. On average, they are close to 45 years of age. However, Chateau Belle Coline has old vines that are more than 60 years of age, which are some of the oldest vines in the appellation.

To produce the wine of Chateau Belle Coline, the grapes are whole berry fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks with a 30-day maceration.

Malolactic fermentation is performed in a combination of tank and French oak barrels. The wine is aged in 33% new, French oak barrels for a about 12 months before bottling.

The wine making and vineyard management of Chateau Belle Coline is handled by the team of Stephane Derenoncourt who is well known for working with numerous estates in the Right Bank of Bordeaux. On average, the production of Chateau Belle Coline is close to 3,500 cases of wine per year.

When to Drink Chateau Belle Coline, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Belle Coline is better with at least 1-2 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour, helping the wine soften to help develop the aromatic character.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Belle Coline offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 2-6 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Belle Coline with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Belle Coline is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Belle Coline is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Belle Coline is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

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Château Belle Coline Wine Tasting Notes

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2017Château Belle Coline  (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)88

Forward, medium bodied, soft and round in texture, the fruit is sweet with a bright, delicate, ripe, red berry character -- perfect for early drinking consumption.

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2016Château Belle Coline  (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)88

Earthy in character, with stony, red fruits, ripe, soft tannins, freshness and charm, this is a great example of a Bordeaux Value Wine.

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2015Château Belle Coline  (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)87

Forward, sweet and fruity; with a soft, ripe red berry character, medium body and a bright cherry finish.

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2014Château Belle Coline  (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)86

Forward, medium bodied, with a clean, short, bright, fresh, red berry, spice and stony finish. 85-87 Pts

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2012Château Belle Coline  (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)85

Early drinking quaffer, with a forward, medium bodied, earthy, black cherry personality.

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2011Château Belle Coline  (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)86

From an assemblage of 90% Merlot and 10% Malbec, deep ruby in color, the wine offers sweet, ripe black cherries. 85-87 Pts

1506 Views   Tasted