Worth the wait. For three years, Bel Lago’s rich reds have been maturing in barrels just yards from the vines where they were first harvested. After more than 36 months of aging, these reserves are ready for release. Be the first to try the full-bodied flavors.
With these new wine releases, comes a new look for Bel Lago. Re-designed labels debut along with these reserves, a royal look for the best blends. Give these newcomers a try outside on Bel Lago’s patio or order online for curbside pickup or delivery.
Want to sip indoors? The Leelanau County winery’s newly renovated tasting room in Cedar opens mid-October!
2016 Bel Lago Tempesta
For those who believe Michigan can’t deliver a high-quality red wine on par with the best wine regions, Tempesta proves them wrong. This exceptional blend is only crafted during outstanding vintages that are worthy of carrying the Tempesta label. Even then, Bel Lago’s winemakers painstakingly review each barrel of wine that is considered to be a contender for the blend, choosing only a select few deemed the absolute best. The result is a wine perfuming temperate, dark fruit and toasted oak that uncovers a harmoniously integrated flavor experience. Floral, fruity and earthy, with hints of chocolate and leather, Tempesta is an elegant wine that is ready to impress.
2016 Bel Lago Cab Franc
After blending Cabernet Franc for more than two decades, Bel Lago’s winemakers began producing this varietal on its own several years ago as a small-batch, reserve wine. Barrel-aged for 34 months, the Cabernet Franc has a refined oak fragrance of campfire, ground coffee and cherry wood. Flavors of pomegranate and tart cherries open up the wine, while notes of lemon zest, forest floor and peppercorn round out the finish. With its deep, plum hue and silky tannins, this wine is versatile enough to stand up to hearty, red meats and delicate enough to enjoy with cheese.
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Bel Lago Wine Club
Want to be the first to know about the best? Join the Bel Lago Wine Club:
- Early access to newly released wines
- Invitation to exclusive wine club events
- 15% off all wine and cider purchased in the tasting room
- 20% off a case or more purchased in the tasting room
- 10% off merchandise
- 15% off all wines and cider by the glass