Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
One of Saint-Emilion's most famous Domaines, synonymous with elegance and refinement. The 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 by General Jacques de Carles, "beau séjour" in memory of the pleasure he had taken in residing there. Read more
Bought by Michel Bécot in 1969, he added his name to the estate. In particular, he restored no less than 7 hectares of limestone quarries beneath the vineyard to store old vintages in optimal conditions.
Today, his two sons Gérard and Dominique, accompanied by Julien Barthe, run the estate, having implemented numerous technical innovations in the vineyard and cellar to sublimate the fabulous terroir and, what's more, identity, of Beau-Séjour Bécot.
The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot was named Premier Grand Cru Classé as soon as the Saint-Emilion classification was created in 1955. It has retained this position ever since, thanks to the high reputation of its wines.
The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is planted on 22 hectares of vines on Saint-Emilion's famous limestone plateau, 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, 65% of which are new.
Petit Bécot is the Second wine of the estate, 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.