Dating back to Gallo-Roman times, Château Belair has been a Premier Grand Cru classé B ever since the first official Saint-Emilion classification in 1954.
The terroir consists of clay-limestone slopes and an asteriated limestone plateau. As a result of stone being quarried here from the 14th to 19th centuries, Château Belair boasts remarkable underground cellars.
For over 20 years, the previous owner, Pascal Delbeck, has applied biodynamic and organic viticultural techniques. These involve respecting natural cycles and close observation of the environment, as well as taking into account the phases of the moon.
In 2008, the Moueix family has bought a majority stake in Château Belair. It is generally felt that Christian Moueix will preserve the wine's pure and "non-standardised" style, as he had done for so many years at Pétrus. To distinguish the property from dozens of brands of similar name, Château Belair was renamed Château Belair Monange from the 2008 vintage.
Château Belair makes complex, beautiful, straight wines.
2005 and 2000 Belair are considered among the appellation's greatest successes.
Belair Monange, Haut Roc Blanquant (second wine)