On the road to Lascaux, in the heart of prehistory, the Domaine Belmont is rooted in the land of the Lot, far from the great appellations. In 1993, Christian Belmont conceived the idea of creating a great wine in this piece of territory with infinite potential. Nestled on the heights of Goujounac, a small Lot village located north of the limit set by the Cahors appellation, this haven of peace rises to an altitude of 240 meters and is home to a real treasure of the wine world.
The roads wind through this corner of Lot, not far from the famous Grotte de Lascaux.
The land is steeped in history and prehistory.
Overlooking an idyllic green theater, the estate rises to an altitude of 240 meters.
A landscape at the end of the world, where the vineyard spreads out in the middle of century-old trees.
The plots are dotted around the estate, on the edge of a wood, on slopes exposed to the sun, where the pebbles reflect the light, announcing the great vintages to come.
The Burgundian couple, famous soil microbiologists, were the first to look into the cradle of this vineyard. There they discovered an exceptional terroir, characterized by Kimmeridgian limestone, a rare sedimentation, over 150 million years old. This land, rich and noble, is similar to that of the great Meursault and Chablis.
The estate therefore decided to plant Chardonnays by looking for clonal selections from large Burgundy estates with equivalent soils. So the legends begin…
But these soils with such pure limestone are also lands of great reds. The choice is made on Syrahs and Serines from the Hermitage and on the bold establishment of Cabernet Franc, a rare grape variety in this region.
Placed on an impressive terroir favorable to the production of great wines, the vineyard combines maturity and freshness in an admirable symbiosis. Exceptional assets that widen the gap as soon as these wines are lined up alongside the greatest.
The Belmont estate now extends over 6 hectares and is committed to organic farming. The soils are maintained organically and the compost is made on site. The harvest is exclusively manual, carried out at optimum maturity of the grapes, and each cuvée is thought out in plots.
For the monitoring of the estate, it is the team of Stéphane de Renoncourt who has provided all their care.
Meticulous work is carried out during vinification with particular attention to maturities.
The ageings, carefully adjusted, are often long with the aim of revealing the wines in all the purity of the juices.