Owner and winemaker Alain Bessette is the fourth generation of his family to make wine at Chateau Rival Bellevue. He is a talented man and his name is always on the short list for the ‘Talents de Bordeaux Superieur’ every year. Rival Bellevue is a Merlot dominated blend with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It is soft, ripe, well-structured and dominated by luscious wild berry fruit along with the perfect balance of toasty flavours, liquorice and spicy oak. It is a delicious glass of wine at a modest price. The magnums work perfectly for Sunday lunch!