Alain Roses is the fifth generation in succession to be looking after 10 hectares of vines in the commune of Lamarque extremely well exposed on gravel ridges and bearing the Haut-Médoc appellation.
Running this family estate is inspired by a subtle mixture of ancestral tradition and modern innovation. The winemaking is done in accordance with the highly traditional “ancient Bordeaux methods,” complemented by new techniques.
Since 1989, Château Haut-Bellevue has become a member of the “Cru Artisan” syndicate. Helped by his oenologist, Monsieur Boissenot, who gives him expert advice during the assemblage stage, Alain Roses is able to produce a deep-coloured wine, dense and tannic which rounds out with age. Château Haut-Bellevue has modern facilities since 1991 when a new vat-house and a barrelstore were built.
The vineyard was forgotten in the renovation scheme. New plantations, re-planting some of the older plots, changes in the proportion of grape varieties, are improvements which have helped optimize the expression of the terroir. Alain Roses’ ambition is to keep on improving the quality of his wines even although they have already won a number of medals.