Château Beauséjour - Saint-Emilion

Château Beauséjour (Duffau-Lagarrosse heirs), is a 6.5 ha wine estate located in Saint-Émilion in Gironde. In AOC Saint-Emilion, it is classified Premier grand cru classé B since 1847.

What are the specificities of Château Duffau Lagarosse?

The Château Beauséjour Duffau Lagarrosse was born in 1847 under the name of Château Beau-Séjour. In 1869, the 14 hectares of Beau-Séjour became the property of Pierre-Paulin Ducarpe.

Pierre-Paulin Ducarpe shares the estate between his two children. The château, with other structures as well as 50% of the vines went to his daughter. After her marriage, she took her husband's name, Duffau-Lagarosse and the Château Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarosse was born.

The other half of the property eventually became what we know today as the Château Beau-Séjour Bécot. The current owner of the estate is Jean Duffau Lagarrosse.

Beauséjour Duffau Lagarrosse 1990 is highly sought after by collectors around the world and has a legendary status among wine collectors thanks to its 100/100 rating by Robert Parker.

The current success of Beauséjour Duffau Lagarrosse is due in large part to the efforts of Nicolas Thienpont and Stéphane Derenoncourt, authors of numerous changes at the Château: improvement of drainage and trellising, addition of new tools to facilitate punching, punching of corks, reduction of yields with higher maturity. The selection is much more rigorous.

The small 6.5 hectare vineyard on the right bank of Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse is composed of:

  • Merlot 81%
  • Cabernet Franc 16%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 3%

The average age of the vines is close to 35 years, some being much older. The altitude on the hillside terroir varies from 45 metres to 70 metres at its peak. The vineyard is cultivated using sustainable cultivation techniques with the aim of obtaining natural, low yields.

The vineyard of Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse can be divided into two different terroirs. Part of the vines is planted on the top of the Saint-Emilion plateau, while the rest is planted on the hillsides. The terroir is a mixture of clay and gravelly limestone deposits on a deep bed of limestone.

The château is located just west of the beautiful village of St Emilion, its closest neighbours are Beau-Séjour Bécot, Canon, Clos St Martin, Angélus et Clos Fourtet. What can be said is that the area is pleasant.

The vinification is carried out in small, open, temperature-controlled vats. The wine of Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse is aged in new oak barrels for about 18 years.

The estate also produces a second wine, "Croix de Beauséjour", but it is not produced for every vintage.

Best vintages of Château Beauséjour Duffau 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 1990

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