History

We don't know the origin of Château de Bellevue, however, there are some foundations of an old gallo-roman villa called Lucciacus, 200 meters away from the actual estate Bellevue.
Château de Bellevue was owned by the Demay de Certan family, also owner of Château de Certan in Pomerol. Prior the Revolution, Jean Demay, former Lieutenant of the King of France, became the owner.
During the Revolution, Bellevue was taken over by the government, sold off and bought again by a son-in-law of the family.
In 1898, Mr Combrouze, mayor of Saint-Emilion, owner of Château Grand Pontet, bought Bellevue and made it into a modern vineyard after the phylloxera crisis.
In 1942, Georges Périé, wine merchant in Paris, bought the estate.
In 1971, Charles Chatenoud, from Savoye, vinegrower near Geneva, bought Bellevue. Now, his son André manages the estate.


gravures

The estate is build on a three hectares underground quarius, which have been used for the nice blond stones you could extract, then after 1918 as mushroom culture and now to store the wines, with 12°C temperature which is perfect for it.
You can see inside graffitis made by american soldiers in 1918.

Now

portrait d'André


André Chatenoud
is a qualified oenologist from Bordeaux University (1976).
He has the opportunity to work extensively around the world before settling back in Lussac St Emilion : Genève, Château Figeac, Petrus, ITV Colmar, Yquem, Dry Creek Vineyard in USA, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in USA, Brown Brothers Winery in Australia and Jinro Company in South Corea.

Since 2002, to be consistent with his beliefs, André chose to lead his vineyard in organic farming, certified since 2005.


Our caves

vue des carrières carrières et barriques carrières

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