CÔTES DU LOT
On the road to the worldwide famous Lascaux caves, the estate is rooted in the prehistoric land. In 1993, Christian Belmon created a great local wine from the Lot: unique with its grape variety and typical of an ancestral terroir. He decided to replant his grandfather’s vines that he used to harvest as a child. The Belmont estate continues its quest for excellence and today covers six hec-tares. The soils are organically farmed and the estate makes its own compost. The phytosanitary control is also organic. Harvesting is exclusively made by hand and carried out when the grapes are mature. The deci sion of exactly which day to harvest is made by the tasting of the berries. The wine making and the parcel selection are then decided upon in order to respect the soil’s expression.
The vines are situated on a south and south-east 240m high slope. The soils are well balanced with reddish-brown and clay-limestone and a favorable break-down of 33% clay, 33% silt, 33% sand. The domain produces unique wines from unusual grapes for the region. The white wines are made of chardonnay. The red wines are made with cabernet franc and syrah. The great local limestone soil enables a fantastic minerality, very long wines with a superb freshness.
The Belmon family