Château Beaumont

Château Beaumont

Country of Origin:

France

Established:

1824

About
The long history of Château Beaumont dates back to the late 18th Century. After passing through the illustrious hands of various Lieutenant Colonels, Senators, and an ambitious industrialist, it eventually came to Bernard Soulas in the eighties who completely redeveloped the vineyard and Château. In 1986, it was acquired by the current owners, Société Grands Millésimes de France, who also preside over St Julien's Beychevelle. The vineyards are planted on deep gravelly soils in the Haut-Médoc between Margaux and St Julien. Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines are characterised by their charm, silky texture and reliable, text-book Bordeaux flavours.

Since 2004, the vineyards have been managed sustainably, on the environmentally friendly principles of the Terra Vitis organization. This has led to a dramatic reduction in the use of chemicals and allowed for complete traceability. At the winemaking stage, around one-third new oak is used in each vintage with the wine matured in barrels for up to 14 months. The result is well-balanced, civilised claret with supple tannins and cassis-fruit. With its classical-styling and great value, it ticks all the boxes for perfect Sunday-roast Claret. In great vintages these wines make particularly good buys.