De Bellefond Bordeaux Supérieur

This Bordeaux Supérieur red is produced exclusively for Greenacres Wines Ltd. and sourced from a small family producer with whom we have established a long-standing relationship.

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot reflects the unique terroir.of Bordeaux and offers incredible value.


Region : Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers, France

Surface area : 39 hectares

Soil type : Loamy-clay

Grape varieties : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard management : Guyot pruning, de-budding, thinning out leaves, green, harvest, sustainable agriculture.

Vineyard manager : Philippe Ducour.

The Wine

Harvest : Machine harvesting in the cool, early morning

Maceration : Pre-fermentation cold maceration of 24 to 48 hours

Fermentation : Alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 26°C then a gentle vatting for 3 weeks at 30°C. Running off and pressing, separation of the press and free-run juice. Malolactic fermentation in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats at around 18°C

Ageing : Ageing in oak barrels and stainless steel vats. Ageing in oak for 12 months. Bottling then ageing in our cellars for at least 12 more months

Average annual production : 60 000 bottles.

Oenologist : Jérémy Ducourt.


Colour : Dark red with purplish tints

Nose : Intense and to-the-point, a harmonious blend of blueberry and smoky, toasted wood, and a hint of menthol

Mouth : A round attack, great vibrancy with tannic structure. Nicely full-bodied, concentrated, with ripe fruit and roasted coffee aromas. A long, elegant finish

Food pairings : Sauce-based dishes, charcuterie, red meat, white meat, cheeses