(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)
Braquet is a grape variety used in the production of light red and rosé wines from Provence. Its most famous incarnation is in in Bellet, This low-yielding variety is typically used in rosé blends alongside Cinsaut, Jurancon Noir (known locally as Folle Noir) Chardonnay and Vermentino (Rolle to the locals). It is sometimes used to make varietal wines, but as the grape is not extensively planted it is more often used to add its delicate perfume to the ... more
Bellet is a small appellation for red, white and rosé wines from the hills around Nice, in the Provence region of south-eastern France. Despite Provence's penchant for rosé, an even mix of all three colors is produced under the Bellet title.
The proximity of Nice to the border with Italy – and therefore the western vineyards of Liguria and Piedmont – is reflected in the style of Bellet wines and in particular the grape varieties used in their production.
The key white variety of Bellet is ... more