Tasting notes of Oak, Vanilla and Blackberry
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Country and Region: France, Bordeaux
Winemaking: High Environmental Value, Sustainable
Producer: Château Labadie
Château Labadie is a winery that lies near the village of Bégadan in the Médoc area and is owned by the Bibey family.
The Bibey family has been in the area for many generations. Their winery is not knew, but experienced a change to its core nature in the 1970s when the Bibey family bought it. It is run today by Jerome Bibey who uses only sustainable agriculture practices in the vineyard.
Having settled in Bégadan, Jean-Mathieu Bibey, Jérôme’s grandfather, began cultivating vines as a farmer. At the time, he took the grapes to the village cooperative to produce chateau Pontet Barrail, as polyculture and livestock farming were de rigueur. The vineyard has been planted on clay and limestone soil, the oldest vine is from 1937.
Jérôme has always had a special relationship with nature. Produced by listening to what nature has imposed. Jérôme decided to evaluate nature, the vine plant, the soil, understand the role of trace elements against fungal diseases and better understand this ecosystem.
Today, he forbids the use of synthetic products in the vineyard. The fertilisers are organic. Weeding is done mechanically, no insecticide is used. Crop-protection sprays are based on copper sulphate.
The wine ages in a blend of French and American oak, about a quarter of the barrels are new.