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 vineyard in Bas Armagnac
– Four traditional grape varieties: Ugni-Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard and Baco (the most emblematic)
– Sustainable agriculture: organic manure is produced by 600 ewes
– Grapes exclusively coming from the property
– ‘Home-made’ and single distillation, grape variety by grape variety
– The only Armagnac House coopering its own casks, from Gascony oak, to ensure the finest maturing process
– Maturing between 6 and 12 years, grape variety by grape variety, vintage by vintage
– Blend of more than 20 different eaux-de-vie
– Mainly Ugni-Blanc and Baco
Château de Laubade V.S.O.P. has a nice golden colour. It is rich with ripe fruits, plum, pastry, vanilla and citrus aromas. On the mouth, it is sweet, delicate and long. A finish of up to 8 minutes. To be savored as a digestive or as an aperitif. With a honey sweet curd cheese, wild strawberries and cane sugar, or paired with a light coffee.