Château Beaumont

Château Beaumont is a large Cru Bourgeois estate in the Haut-Médoc which can trace its history back to 1824. Located between St Julien and Margaux, Château Beaumont has 113 hectares of vineyards. It aims to produce a rich and crowd-pleasing wine. They have hired consultant Eric Boissenot, a renowned oenologist in Bordeaux who is involved in many estates, in order to do so and the results are promising.


The History of the Estate:

Cleared in 1772, the estate became the property of Henri Labarthe, who cleaned it up and prepared it for vine growing. The Beaumont vineyard was created in 1824 by its new owner, Monsieur Bonnin. From 1830 to 1847, the Maison de Beaumont belonged to the Marquis d’Aligre, one of France’s greatest fortunes, who tripled the size of the vineyard. In 1849, the estate passed into the hands of the Bonnin brothers, who built Château Beaumont in 1854. They were succeeded in 1890 by the Parisian industrialist Joseph Germain. Through his devotion, he succeeded in elevating the wines of Château Beaumont to the top rank of Médoc Crus Bourgeois.

After several handovers of the vineyard, in 1986 Château Beaumont began its twelfth life with the arrival of the GMF group, which joined forces with the Japanese Suntory group to create Grands Millésimes de France, which also owns Château Beychevelle and Bordeaux wine merchant Barrière Frères.


The Terroir:

Situated on the left bank of the Gironde, between the communes of Margaux and Saint-Julien, Château Beaumont draws its finesse and delicacy from the deep gravels of the best Haut-Médoc soils. The château has opted for integrated wine production in accordance with the Terra Vitis specifications, with the aim of producing quality grapes with the greatest respect for the environment.

With a surface area of 113 hectares, the average age of the estate’s vines is 20 years. The grape varieties are typical of the appellation, with 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The château produces between 600 and 700,000 bottles each year.


The Wines:

Blossoming on gravelly hilltops, the Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine structure, the Merlot smoothness and the Petit Verdot brilliance. A rigorous selection of grapes produces wines that are delicious and full of charm. The nose is full of fresh red and black fruits with subtle hints of spice. The palate is beautifully balanced, with stunning rich black fruits and full, fine and ripe tannins.

Château Beaumont wines can be enjoyed young or cellared for up to fifteen years, when they will reveal their full complexity.

To achieve the best balance in their wines, they use only gentle, selective methods to extract colour, tannins and aromatic compounds. The wines are matured in French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months, with one-third of the barrels replaced each year. The château wants to prevent the aromas brought on by the new wood from overpowering the fruit aromas brought on by the grapes.