Fine Wines from Provence

Château Bellini is a winery where history, terroir, and modern techniques combine to produce extraordinary vins de Provence. This results in elegant yet full bodied reds, aromatic and dry rosés, along with fresh and flowery whites.

This domain was established along the Roman road “Via Aurelia” in the heart of Provincia during the 10th Century : long before Giovanni Bellini (the Venetian artist) or Vincenzo Bellini (the Sicilian composer) or cocktail Bellini from Harry’s Bar in Venice had yet been born.

The Château is situated on a bluff overlooking a large watery area (Fontlade). It was frequented by the Counts of Provence who were resident in Brignoles just up the road. It has also given shelter to St Thomas Aquinas in 1252 when he moved from the University of Naples to Notre Dame in Paris.

Our vineyard occupies approximately 35 hectares of chalk and clay terraces which are covered in small stones and surrounded by oak forests. This region has a continental climate of hot dry summers with cool nights followed by relatively cold winters with substantial frost and pleasant days. These ideal conditions have lead to its long tradition of wine making, originating with the Ligurians and followed by the Romans.

In the year 2016, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Giovani Bellini’s death, a complete renovation work was started to bring the estate back to its original beauty, to upgrade the vineyards, and modernize the cellar.

Press

Excerpts from a recent interview for
In Vino Veritas:

Tom Bove fut pendant tout un temps propriétaire du Château Miraval acquis depuis par ‘on sait qui’. Bob n’est pas rentré pour autant aux États-Unis, son amour pour la terre provençale l’a vu déménager au Château Bellini. D’ailleurs voici sa vision provençale : « Provence has the terroir, cepage, and climate to make exceptional wines.  Tom thinks it is the region in France with the most potential for excellent wine.  Over the last 20 years there has been a steady stream of great wine making families from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne who have established domains in Provence. » De plus, « Provence is a beautiful place to live.  Climate, food, mountains, sea.  Lifestyle. » La motivation ne s’arrête pas au vin.

Review
Blanc Bio 2017 – Coteaux Varois en Provence

Doré vert, il hume la fleur de sureau et l’agrume confit. Volume et ampleur arrondissent la bouche, fraîcheur et minéral l’assoient. Une pointe de sel met en valeur les arômes déjà sentis. S’y ajoute une branche d’aneth et quelques la chair onctueuse de quelques fruits blancs. Une fine ligne amère au goût de gentiane soutient de son élégance ce vin délicat que l’on marierait volontiers à une baudroie.
Assemblage de Rolle, de Sémillon et de Grenache blanc vendangés manuellement.
Le Château Bellini a été repris en 2016 par Tom Bove. Le vignoble s’étend sur 36 ha de terrasses dans les environs de Brignoles.

Domaine Bellini SCEA 
Via Aurelia – 1484 RD 79 – 83170 Brignoles
TEL 0494394540 FAX 0494609585
RCS Draguignan 429 773 302 – SCEA au capital de 1 031 560 Euros

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