Chateau Labadie lies close to the village of Bégadan in the Médoc area. The name comes from the first block of vines bought by Yves Bibey.
The vineyard is situated between the Gironde river and the Atlantic ocean, so it takes advantage of a particular climate which gives sweetness.
Chateau Labadie works with this following slogan: to produce good but also in the best environmental respect way.
Covers 60 hectares
Cabernet sauvignon 43%, Merlot 51%, Cabernet franc 3%, Petit verdot 3%
Clay and limestone for Bégadan district and gravels on Laujac district
The maturing process is made oak barrels, and lasts 12 months (depending on vintage). One fourth of the barrel are new
48% Merlot, 46% Cabernet sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
“The nose is fruity, relatively gourmand and offers a slight freshness as well as a slight concentration. It reveals notes of blackberry, cassis and slight notes of red berries associated with a discreet hint of dark chocolate as well as a discreet hint of toasted oak/vanilla. The palate is fruity, fine, fresh, juicy and offers a nice fullness, fat, a mineral frame, a good definition as well as fleshy. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of crunchy blackberry, crunchy strawberry and slight notes of cassis associated with a hint of cherry, dark chocolate, cardamom, graphite as well as a very discreet oak. Tannins are fine, dusty and slightly dry. Good length. “ – VERTDEVIN