The beautiful Chateau Beychevelle sits directly
on the main road in Saint Julien.
175 acres producing 30,000 cases
The vineyards spread north towards
The vineyards are planted with 75%
Verdot and Cabernet
Traditional methods with very severe selection. Long cuvaison
of almost three weeks. Twenty months in oak; one-third of
the barrels are renewed each year.
One of the truly great and legendary properties of the
Medoc, Beychevelle owes its name to the rank of its long-ago
owner, the Duc d'Epernon who was Grand Admiral of France.
To salute the revered nobleman, all ships on the Gironde lowered
their sails (baisse-voile) as they passed in sight of the
Chateau. From "baisse-voile" came Beychevelle, and a fame
that has endured for centuries. The vineyard is now controlled
by the Japanese group, Suntory.
Beychevelle, previously known as a very delicate smooth
wine, has become richer and more full flavored due to more
Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend.
Serve with all meat entrees and cheese dishes
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