Château de Laubade was built in 1870 and is composed of 260 acres of continuous vineyards. It is located in Sorbets d’Armagnac, the heart of the noblest area of the appellation, the Bas-Armagnac.
At Chateau de Laubade, vine cultivation is environmentally-friendly and all agriculture is sustainable. Every year, a herd of 600 ewes is scattered throughout the vineyard to produce organic fertilizer, which is not only beneficial for the soil, but a tradition that winegrowers have used for thousands of years.
In addition to the vineyards, Laubade also owns the surrounding forests and uses this local wood to make all their barrels. The estate’s focus on sustainability means they produce zero carbon emissions, and they are continually looking for ways to be even more green.
The Lesgourgues family has been running the estate since 1974. Throughout the generations, some prestigious figures have striven for Château de Laubade’s fame, always being highly involved in the vanguard techniques in terms of agronomy and crafting brandies.
Since 2014, Château de Laubade has been one of the very first Armagnac houses to receive the prestigious distinction “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant’.” Chateau de Laubade is also the only Armagnac house coopering its own casks.
Since 1998, Arnaud and Denis Lesgourgues, the third generation, have been actively involved in the quest of excellence and to make Château de Laubade an undisputed force in the Armagnac category.
Chateau de Laubade was also the only Armagnac house to be awarded “World Class Distillery 2010 – 2019.”
– 260 acres of single estate vineyard in Bas Armagnac.
– 4 traditionnal grape varietals: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard and Baco.
– Sustainable agriculture: organic manure produced by 600 ewes. Produced exclusively from the property’s grapes.
– ‘Home-made’ single continuous distillation, grape varietal by grape varietal.
– Château de Laubade SIGNATURE is a blend of the finest Ugni-Blanc and Folle Blanche eaux-de-vie with some colombard and baco.
– A part of the blend was aged in “second fill” barrels previously used to age dry white wines from the Lesgourgues family GRAVES (Bordeaux) property: Chateau Haut Selve. This contributes to the superb smooth and velvety texture of Laubade Signature.
Enjoy Laubade Signature neat as an aperitif or a digestive. It’s also a very trendy pick as a cocktail base!
Golden color with brown glints and great brightness. Intense and rich nose of fresh fruits: peach, apricot, plum. Spicy notes of vanilla and licorice with hints of ivy and linden. Supple attack followed by a powerful evolution in the mouth with a wooden and toasty finish.