CHATEAU DE LAUBADE
Château de Laubade was founded in 1870 in the heart of Gascony. It was in 1974 that Maurice Lesgourgues bought this 120 hectares’ property in the Bas-Armagnac. At the time, the property had only 40 hectares of vines. It is his son, Jean-Jacques Lesgourgues that oriented the property’s production towards Armagnac only. It has, since then with its 100 hectares of vines, become the largest producer of Armagnac and the benchmark for the Appellation.
Today, the vineyard, facing the Pyrenees in the middle of the Bas-Armagnac “terroir”, is looked after by the 3rd family generation, making it the noblest Armagnac of all.
In Armagnac, the production of vintages (100% of the eau-de-vie within each bottle is the result of the year’s harvest and distillation) comes from a long tradition of production and storage methods.
Château de Laubade is one of the leading vintage specialists : some vintages left to age in the cellars must be considered as relics, as they are relating over a century of history.
To this day, over 70 vintages are available for sale, the oldest one dating back to 1886. The date when the vintages are bottled appears on each of Laubade’s bottle as it precisely certifies the brandy’s aging. Below are the vintages available: