Chateau Belle-Vue, a boutique producer of luxury wines in Bhamdoun, Mount Lebanon, launched La Renaissance and Le Chateau 2007 at Le Telegraphe, Chateau Belle-Vue’s new mountain bistro, located in Bhamdoun village. Wine club members and friends were the first to sample the new releases, which will soon be available in premium restaurants in Lebanon, London, Chicago and New York.
La Renaissance 2007, a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, continues a tradition of power and elegance for which Belle-Vue has become famous. Aged in French oak for 24 months, it presents beautiful balance of dark red fruit aromas and spicy pepper and vanilla, followed by the Belle-Vue signature—extraordinary length in the mouth. La Renaissance has strong cellaring capabilities. Le Chateau 2007, available in very limited quantities only, offers a luxurious blend of Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Its perfumed and elegant nose, with sweet blackberry notes overlapping tobacco leaves and cedar wood, is a feast for the senses. The palate explodes with ripe red fruit, integrated with spicy aromas and a hint of incense. Enormous aging potential—enjoy it with roast meats and aged cheeses. Or, better yet—savor it alone.
Chateau Belle-Vue wines are crafted from grapes grown organically in the historic high-altitude vineyards of Bhamdoun’s generous valley. Yields are kept intentionally low to reflect a dedication to concentrated fruit and healthy vines. The resulting wines are recognized around the world as a uniquely reflective of their terroir, meriting placement at Michelin star restaurants in the UK and the US. In Beirut, Chateau Belle-Vue wines are found on the best wine lists in the city, including the Four Seasons, Le Gray, La Petite Maison and La Posta.