Château Beauregard has 17.5 hectares of vines and is located in Pomerol in the Gironde. The estate was acquired by Foncier Vignobles in 1991, and since then the vineyards and cellars have been completely renovated. The château was recently bought by the Moulin and Cathiard families. The grape varieties are 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. These wines offer a harmonious range of aromas and silky, powerful, well-coated tannins. Château Beauregard caresses the palate, leaving a long, fresh and delicious finish. Come and taste the best vintages of this château and its second wine, Benjamin de Beauregard.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION, CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD
OWNERS : Familles Moulin et Cathiard MANAGING DIRECTOR : Vincent Priou TECHNICAL MANAGER : Guillaume Fredoux OENOLOGIST-CONSULTANT : Michel Rolland OENOTOURISM RESPONSIBLE : Roxane Gomez APPELLATION : Pomerol VINEYARD MANAGEMENT : Certified organic CHÂTEAU AREA : 17,5 hectares AVERAGE AGE OF VINES : 35 years old SOILS : Clayey gravel on the south-eastern edge of the famous Pomerol plateau VARIETIES : Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 27%, Cabernet Sauvignon 3% PLANTING DENSITY : 9 200 vines per hectare HARVESTING METHODS : Hand-picked and plot-by-plot in small crates VINIFICATION : Gravity fermenters, 22 truncated-cone vats made of untreated concrete, which receive the harvest by parcel AVERAGE PRODUCTION : 40 000 bottles/year
château beauregard, The history
Château Beauregard dates back to the 12th century, the time of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, to whom the famous Templar Cross, the emblematic symbol of Beauregard, is attributed. These knights were active in the Pomerol region and owned a small manor where they cultivated land. A few centuries later, during the Napoleonic era, the Beauregard family built the magnificent Château we see today: a superb Gironde-style Carthusian monastery. The residence boasts a terrace overlooking a moat and magnificent grounds, designed by a pupil of Victor Louis, the renowned architect of Bordeaux's Grand Théâtre.
The residence was a source of inspiration for the Guggenheim family, who decided to build a replica of it in Port Washington on the Long Island peninsula, christening it 'Mille-Fleurs'. In the mid-eighteenth century, Beauregard made the transition from mixed farming to winegrowing. Successive owners have played an essential role in the estate's development, making it one of Pomerol's most prestigious wines.
In 2014, the Moulins and Cathiard families became the new owners of Château Beauregard, marking the start of a major transformation. At the same time, they acquired historic properties such as Château Pavillon Beauregard in Lalande de Pomerol, Château Saint Robert in the Graves and Château Bastor Lamontagne in Pomerol.
CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD, THE PROPERTY
Château Beauregard occupies an exceptional location, and was one of the first estates in the region to extend its vineyard in the 18th century. Positioned to the south-east of the renowned Pomerol plateau, it draws on singular soil types composed mainly of gravel, complemented by clay and sand. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties are characterised by their elegance and unique freshness. Spread over 17.5 hectares, the estate cultivates more than 35 parcels in a way that is adapted to their specific characteristics.
Within the Château, a mapping study has been carried out over the entire estate to gain a deeper understanding of the subtle physico-chemical variations in the soils. It is a priority to conserve this exceptional and irreplaceable soil, through efforts to encourage its biology and natural development.
Intra-parcel mapping has been carried out across the entire estate to better characterise the subtle physico-chemical differences in our soils. This precious and unique soil must be protected and respected, and every effort is made to encourage its biology and natural functioning. The judicious use of different seeds helps to establish a biodiversity that is beneficial to soil life. The preservation of trees and shrubs on the estate encourages the establishment of valuable auxiliary fauna to combat certain vine parasites. The entire estate is managed s
château beauregard, THE KNOW-HOW
FROM THE VINE TO THE CELLAR
Throughout the year, meticulous attention is paid to the vines to ensure a high-quality harvest. The soil is ploughed in the traditional way, and the youngest vines are carefully tended by horse, in accordance with tradition. Various manual tasks are carried out on each vine, ensuring optimum exposure to the sun, good aeration and a large, well-balanced harvest. The aim of all these methods is to reflect all the exceptional qualities of this terroir in the wine.
The harvest and vinification at Château Beauregard are now carried out with even greater precision, thanks in particular to the new high-tech vat room. Harvesting is carried out by hand, respecting the optimum phenolic ripeness of each parcel, and even within each parcel.
FROM CELLAR TO BOTTLE
A major transformation has been made to the sorting system, with the introduction of a new harvest reception line incorporating two selective sorting tables, a high-frequency destemmer and an optical sorting table. The vats are filled using gravity.
The harvest is conveyed to the top of the vats in small, truncated-cone-shaped, rough-cast concrete vats, the reduced volumes of which have been calculated to match the intra-parcel selection of the harvest. These vats are temperature-controlled to maintain the optimum temperature during alcoholic fermentation.
THE GREAT WINE OF CHÂTEAU BEAUREGARD
Château Beauregard wines offer a unique sensory experience, transporting you to the heart of the exceptional Pomerol terroir. For over a century, the estate has embodied passion and dedication to the vine, combining tradition and innovation to create wines of the highest quality.
Château Beauregard is distinguished by its density and compactstructure. Its fruity aromas of rare intensity and lingering finish offer a complete sensory experience, revealing all the complexity of a great wine. The harmonious presence of 27% Cabernet Franc brings both invigorating freshness and fascinating depth.
LE BENJAMIN DE BEAUREGARD
Le Benjamin de Beauregard is one of the estate's freshest wines. The fruit of an ingenious blend of 70% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, it reveals a sparkling ruby-red colour that heralds its fruity bouquet. Dominant notes of strawberries charm the senses. This wine is made from young vines grown on sandy soils.
LE PAVILLON DE BEAUREGARD
Château Pavillon Beauregard covers 17hectares of gravelly clay soil on the southern slopes of the Catusseau plateau in Pomerol. The grape varieties are 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc. This crisp, well-structured wine is driven by lovely ripe fruit, with hints of toast and vanilla that come through with great harmony and elegance.