Château Beausejour Héritiers Duffau Lagarosse
WHY BUY IT ?
- First Classified Grand Cru
- The “made in” Nicolas Thienpont who assembles the terroir with superb
- A deep respect of the soil
- Unanimous critics!
- Essential Saint Emilion appellation
- Great aging potential, but just as delicious young!
First Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Emilion since the beginning of the classification, the history of Château Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse, jewel of the Saint-Emilion vineyard, dates back to 1847 when it was bought by the Duffau-Lagarrosse family. For nine generations, the Duffau-Lagarrosse Heirs have been keen to perpetuate this vineyard to enable it to maintain its reputation. Château Beauséjour Héritier Duffau-Lagarrosse goes through time, in a spirit of family open to modernity and progress, without giving way to fashions. The two cousins and co-managers, Vincent Duffau-Lagarrosse and Christophe Redaud, rely on an experienced team to, in turn, lead the necessary evolutions and bring to the highest level, vintage after vintage, the quality of the wine. this property. It is in this spirit that they asked Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt to accompany the Château since the 2009 vintage.
This jewel of a vineyard of seven hectares, rooted on the hillside, offered to the wind and the sun, enjoys an exceptional location and quality terroir. The vines of the Château produce wines among the best wines of France, recognized worldwide by the profession (best vintages 2009, Parker 100/100 wines classification …). The grape variety is made up of 81% Merlot and 19% Cabernet (16% Franc and 3% Sauvignon) which bring aromatic power and structure. There, the average age of the vine is between 35 and 40 years old. In the maintenance of the vineyard and the cultivation of the vine, from the size to the harvest, everything is done to obtain the most beautiful grapes.
During the vegetative cycle, the climatic hazards are followed with a lot of attention in order to bring the necessary care at the best time. Grassing, disbudding, green harvesting, leaf removal are options that are decided each year. The earlier Merlots will be picked first, while the Cabernets will have a few extra days to reach full maturity. Each year the Château Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarosse takes into account the quality of the harvest and adapts its vinification accordingly. A subtle balance, between the frequency and the intensity of the pumping, respects the maceration, of variable duration, in order to extract the best tannins. The wine is then refined for 16 to 18 months in oak barrels “merrain”, renewed 50% each year, then aged in bottles, at constant temperature, in quarries in the rock.
At the tasting, the wines of Château Beauséjour Héritiers Duffau-Lagarrosse offer a power and a rare elegance, worthy of the greatest wines of Saint-Emilion.
- Owner : Famille DUFFAU-LAGARROSSE
- Managers : Vincent DUFFAU-LAGARROSSE, Christophe REDAUD
- Consultants : Nicolas THIENPONT, Stéphane DERENONCOURT
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