Jean-Noël Belloc Jean-Noël Belloc, owner of Château Brondelle, is heart and soul a winemaker – a man who has systematically continued his father’s pioneering work and sees winemaking as a precision craft. When Jean-Louis Turtaut, Jean-Noël’s grandfather, acquired Château Brondelle in 1927, it was devoid of vines despite having had a good reputation before the phylloxera epidemic. To begin with, he relied on cattle and tobacco to earn a living, only planting vines on two and a half hectares of the least fertile soil. From 1968 onwards, his son-in-law Roger Belloc expanded the vineyard to 8 hectares of the excellent gravel soil that gives the Graves region its name.Jean-Noël Belloc, who has managed the family-run estate since 1994, gradually increased its holdings to a total of 65 hectares, which includes vines in the Bordeaux Supérieur, Sauternes and Pessac-Léognan appellations. However,the centrepiece of the proud company is Château Brondelle, whose 20 hectares of vines encircle the estate buildings. These vines produce two white and two red cuvées. Our range includes the red Grand Vin, a top-of-the-range cuvée made from grapes from three hectares of specifically chosen areas of the vineyards and subject to particularly strict selection. Open, intense aromas of blackberries, tobacco and dark chocolate, with graphite and pink peppercorns. Very juicy palate, with concentrated, dark berry fruit. Structured with finely woven mature tannin and mellow extract, aromatic and long, harmonious and fresh.