The Chateau Bellefont-Belcier is said to be on the verge of being sold to a Chinese buyer, or perhaps already sold. It is also said to be the first “classified growth” to have been sold to a Chinese.
Chateau Bellefont Belcier, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Château Bellefont-Belcier is a vineyard located a few kilometres east of the town of St Emilion in the commune of St. Laurent des Combes. It has 13 hectares of appellation land, all located around the chateau building. The grape variety is mainly merlot, with some cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc added. It is owned by the Faure and Labusquiere families, under the control of Jacques Berrebi and Alain Laguillaumie. Dominique Hebrard is responsible for the winemaking together with the assistant technical winemaker Emmanuel de Saint Salvy. The winery is traditional with concrete and stainless steel fermenting vats but uses modern technologies. The wine is matured in oak barrels in the elegant barrique cellar.