Château Villa Bel-Air is a red wine made in the AOC Pessac-Léognan (Bordeaux) with the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc varieties by the Château Villa Bel-Air winery.
Château Villa Bel-Air, an authentic 18th century monument lies in the north of the Graves region, 10 km south of Léognan. It was taken on by the Cazes family in 1988. This family has a great winemaking tradition behind them, and they rebuilt the business here with the aim of producing a white wine and a red wine that illustrate the delicacy and complexity of this region’s wines.
When Château Villa Bel-Air was rebuilt, the old plots were replanted and the property was fitted with a new drainage system. Vineyards planted on alluvial gravel soil that are cultivated using traditional agriculture, following guidance from Daniel Llose and Guy Delestrac.
When the Château Villa Bel-Air grape reaches the winery, it is destemmed and gently pressed. Then the must is fermented with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature. It is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. 10% of the wine goes into new barrels, with the rest in used barrels.
The Château Villa Bel-Air red wine has just the right level of acidity to make it a light, fresh and easy-to-drink wine.