The Château de Birot, in Béguey, 35 kilometers southeast of Bordeaux, is a historic property dating from the early seventeenth century. Everything is done to enhance the production of the grape, which is located on a point that overlooks the Garonne valley. Birot becomes the focal point of an agricultural estate dedicated to the cultivation of vines on the best coastal terroirs.
The Château de Birot, situated on the foothills that dominate the Garonne, offers an unequaled picture of the region of Bordeaux’s sweet wines, with the best vintages of Sauternes as a backdrop!
The Domaine is 40 hectares in size, with 35 hectares covered with vines. The vineyard, which is situated on clay and limestone slopes in Asteria and gravel ridges from the Garonne, has a unique South/South-West orientation. As a result of its soil and ideal exposure, it receives a steady supply of water and minerals.
The vineyard is managed in accordance with our environment and ecosystem. As a result, rational pest control measures are used, hedgerows are maintained, and nesting boxes are placed around plots to control pest populations and conserve biodiversity in our vineyard.
Today, the Château de Birot team is at the service of its vineyard.
The installations were created to suit the specifications that we set for ourselves. The two-story vinification cellar allows us to receive the crop, sort it, and then gravity-feed it into the vats, retaining the organoleptic qualities of each grape variety.
The wines are sampled and combined at the end of fermentation. Then comes the maturing period, during which the batches are tested every month to track their progress and prepare for bottling.
Château de Birot is able to make wines that are balanced, finessed, and precise as a result of all of this follow-up effort. As a result, the wines combine consistency over time with the personality of each vintage.
Very recently, Château de Birot has been recognized and awarded TWO GOLD Medal Award and SILVER Medal Award by Business News Japan.
Château de Birot AOC Bordeaux Blanc 2018 – Sauvignon/Semillon
Awarded Gold by Business News Japan
For the production of Château de Birot blanc, the Sauvignon and Semillon plots are harvested and then blended in a respective proportion of around 70% and 30%. Aging in vats and barrels on fine lees follows for 3 months. This blend gives it liveliness, roundness and fat.
Pale and shiny yellow, it presents a nose with aromas of white flowers and elderberry. A presence that is both lively and round on the palate, with a finish evolving on citrus notes.
This character makes it the perfect accompaniment to seafood platters, grilled fish or cheese.
Château de Birot – Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – 2016 – Merlot/Cabernet-Sauvignon/Cabernet-Franc
Awarded Gold by Business News Japan
From the two oldest plots of the property, the “Birot Vintage” is our exceptional cuvée; worthy of the greatest Bordeaux wines.
Everything is implemented in the vineyard, starting with pruning and then mechanical work of the soil and without herbicides until maturity control in order to achieve optimum maturity. In the cellar, the grapes are vinified in temperature-controlled vats so as to express fruit and tannins that are as silky as possible. Then comes the time of aging which is done exclusively in barrels for 12 months before bottling 18 months after harvest.
Birot Vintage is a “hand-sewn” wine! It combines the finesse of ripe fruit and its complexity with a tannic structure and perfect balance. Very good length in the mouth.
A great wine to keep!
Château de Birot – Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – 2018 – Merlot/Cabernet-Sauvignon/Cabernet-Franc
Awarded Silver by Business News Japan
Vinified with the greatest care and respect for tradition, Château de Birot expresses the grandeur and beauty of its terroir in each vintage.
After harvesting at optimum maturity for each plot and individually monitored and controlled fermentations, the lots are aged for 12 months in barrels and vats before being bottled at the Château 18 months after harvest.
The wines of Château de Birot combine the finesse of their fruity texture with a contained power and a very good length in the mouth.
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