Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

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Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

One of the most famous Domaines of the Saint-Emilion vineyard, synonymous with elegance and refinement. The existence of this vineyard dates back to the 3rd century, when the Romans planted the first vines in the region. In 1787, a first part of its name was attributed to it by General Jacques de Carles, "beau séjour" in memory of the pleasure he had had to reside there. Bought by Michel Bécot in 1969, he added his name to it. In particular, he restored under the vineyard no less than 7 hectares of limestone quarries to store old vintages in optimal conditions.

Today, his two sons Gérard and Dominique, accompanied by Julien Barthe, run the property, the latter having implemented numerous technical innovations in the vineyard and in the cellar in order to sublimate the fabulous terroir and, moreover, the identity, of Beau-Séjour Bécot.

The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot will be named Premier Grand Cru Classé from the creation of the Saint-Emilion classification in 1955. It has always retained this position thanks to the great reputation of its wines.

The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is based on a vineyard of 22 hectares of vines, established on the famous limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion with some clay in places. The grape varieties are 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels of which 65% are new.

Petit Bécot is the Second wine of the property, produced with care and precision.

The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot offers elegant and structured vintages, where the brilliance of the fruit and the richness of this great terroir are expressed.