Haut Roc Blanquant
3rd wine of Château Bélair-Monange
Saint-Émilion Grand CruVineyard size
23,5 hectares (58 acres)Vineyard grape varietals
90% Merlot – 10% Cabernet FrancSoil types
Limestone on the plateau, blue clay on limestone in the slopes
HAUT ROC BLANQUANT is named after a historic parcel of the vineyard of Bélair-Monange. The name translates literally to “High White Rock,” underscoring the vineyard’s geology. Released in very limited quantities since the 2014 vintage, HAUT ROC BLANQUANT is produced from a selection of grapes offering charm, elegance, and approachability from a young age. Supple, bright, and inviting, HAUT ROC BLANQUANT channels the refinement of its privileged terroir coupled with an enticing, youthful, fruit-forward vibrancy.
Château Bélair, which traces its origins back to Roman times, has long been considered one of the region’s very best crus. Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix purchased the iconic Château in 2008 and renamed it Château Bélair-Monange. The name ‘Monange,’ in addition to its literal translation, ‘my angel,’ was the maiden name of Jean-Pierre Moueix’s mother, Anne-Adèle, the first Moueix woman to call Saint-Émilion her home. In 2012, Château Magdelaine, a contiguous Premier Grand Cru Classé purchased by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1952, was merged into Château Bélair-Monange.
Château Bélair-Monange combines the terroirs of the most privileged sites of the appellation: the limestone from the central plateau parcels, situated at the highest point of Saint-Émilion, offers freshness, minerality, and delicate, lingering aromatics, while the dense, blue clay of the slopes provides intensity, length, and a unique elegance to the wines.
The three wines of Château Bélair-Monange enjoy meticulous vineyard work undertaken with respect for the environment followed by a manual harvest once the grapes have reached optimal maturity. Vinification takes place in concrete and stainless-steel vats, where maceration and extraction are gentle and measured in order to allow the fruit its highest expression. The wines are then aged in French oak barrels.
For more information on Château Bélair-Monange and the wines produced on the estate, we invite you to discover the website dedicated to the property: www.belairmonange.com