CHÂTEAU BEAU-RIVAGE is located on the Bordeaux region’s left bank, just north of the city of Bordeaux in the area of the Médoc.

OWNER Christine Nadalié since 1995. Nadalié also owns Clos La Bohème in nearby Ludon-Médoc. Her family owns the eponymously-named barrel-making business in Blanquefort which is also nearby.

VINEYARDS (2015) 7ha of vines in a single block in Macau near enough to the Gironde estuary to be on the palus. This means the vines qualify only for the Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge AOC rather than Médoc AOC60% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec and 3% Cabernet Franc. 6,600 vines/ha. 

CERTIFICATION Full organic certification from the 2011 vintage.

WINES

JOLY RIVAGE, BORDEAUX CLAIRET Not tasted.

CHÂTEAU BEAU-RIVAGE, BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR 2012 60% Merlot, 20% PV, 10% Cab Sauv, 5% each Malbec, Cab Franc. Fermented in cement, steel & wooden vats. A standard everyday red (tasted at Millésime Bio Jan 2016).

RAPHAËL, BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR  2004 70% Merlot + 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. 16 months in barrel.

LE PHARE, BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR A prestige cuvée. 2002 80% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec. 4,812 bottles.

CONTACT Château Beau-Rivage, 7 Chemin du Bord de l’Eau, F-33460 Macau (Gironde), France / +33 (0)5.57.10.03.70 / www.chateau-beau-rivage.com