Château de Laubade
Location: Armagnac, France
About Château de Laubade
For the past three generations, the Lesgourgues family have managed to make Château de Laubade an undisputed benchmark in the Armagnac category. As a result, it is both the leading and the most awarded Armagnac brand.
Château de Laubade was founded in 1870 in the heart of Gascony, the original home of distillation in France, and has been owned by the Lesgourgues family since 1974. The vineyards, occupying 105 hectares, are situated in the top growth Bas Armagnac region; Ugni Blanc, Baco, Colombard and Folle Blanche are cultivated using organic methods, then vinified and distilled at the château.
The wood used is Gascony oak, selected from local forests and dried in the open air for three years before being assembled into barrels; the cooperage makes more than 150 a year. With vintages and ageing stock dating back to 1855, Château de Laubade is renowned in the French and export markets for producing the highest quality Armagnac.