Château Haut de la Becade

Pauillac AOC – Bordeaux – France

This 8-hectare estate has been in the same family for over seven generations. It benefits from a magnificent terroir of gravelly soil located at the heart of the locality Bages, just south of Pauillac.

La Bécade’s vineyards are contiguous to 7 Grands Crus Classés—an exceptional situation which makes it a rare, and thus very sought-after, Pauillac wine.

Awards
2018 VINTAGE : Gold Wine International Challenge 2021 + 91 Decanter (silver medal) + Favourite and 2* Guide Hachette 2022
2017 VINTAGE : 1* guide Hachette 2021
2015 VINTAGE : 90 Wine Enthusiast + 1* guide Hachette 2019

Terroir

Gravel and clay-limestone

Surface

8 hectares
Grape varieties
25 % Merlot
70 % Cabernet Sauvignon
5 % Cabernet Franc
Servicing
Serving temperature : 17 / 18 °C
Decant 1 to 2 hours before serving
The wine is not treated, deposit is natural
Pairing
Cep mushroom risotto, a shoulder of lamb (from Pauillac!), roast poultry and cheese platte
Technical
Yield : between 40 and 50 hl/ha
Sorting grapes on the vine
Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated vats
Aged for 15 months in oak barrels
Bottling under vacuum at the property