VIGNOBLES GALINEAU & FILS Vin de Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge au domaine

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Now the family domain covers 55 hectares in Pellegrue, in the extreme east of the Gironde department in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, at 25 km from Saint-Emilion. It benefits from clay-limestone and clay-loam soils. The vineyard, planted with the classic varieties of Bordeaux, is maintained sustainably.

The Galineau family produces wines recognized for their elegance and relish. The wines of the Galineau vineyards are available in red, in Bordeaux Supérieur with three labels: Château Haut-Favereau, Château Bellevue Favereau and Château Bois Favereau.

«Regularly awarded, the Galineau family wines meet great success. Evidence of this is some vintages are out of stock. Half of the production of the estate is sold in partnership with 12 merchants of the Bordeaux trade and the other part is exported. Recently the domain invested in a winery that enables them to bottle at the estate. The wines from the Galineau vineyards are now part of the inescapable Bordeaux Supérieurs!» Sylvia van der Velden



Château Bellevue Favereau
Bordeaux Supérieur, red, 2013

T° : 16°C –  Ageing : 2020
Visual aspect : brilliant, concentrated and limpid.
Nose : intense and delicious, revealing delicate notes of small red fruits, opening with woodiness and spices (peppermint).
Palate : supple, pure, with silky and elegant tannins. Fruity finish.
Match with food : lamb navarin with mushrooms.
Comments : a very nice blend of Merlot and Cabernet (Franc, Sauvignon).

Château Bellevue Favereau
Bordeaux Supérieur, red, 2014

T° : 17 °C – Ageing : 2023
Visual aspect : gleaming ruby-red colour with purplish tinges, limpid and brilliant.
Nose : concentrated, revealing aromas of red and wild berries. Delicate notes of spices (peppermint) and woodiness.
Palate : pure and firm, supported by a tannic structure, unctuous flesh. Long finish.
Match with food : grilled prime rib of beef with marrow.
Comments : a great Bordeaux that can wait some years in cellar.