Médoc - Saint Julien
Alcohol 13,0 %
This cru with the same name as the village, is the first chateau you will see when entering the village of Beychevelle St. Julien. The chateau is wonderful, it used to be called the “Versailles du Médoc”. In St. Julien, Beychevelle lived a high-minded admiral. All ships that sailed into the Gironde must salute by dropping the sails ‘baisser les voiles’. The name “Beychevelle” would be derived from this. The chateau has changed owners since 2011. It is now in hands of Pierre Castel (from the famous négociant trader in Bordeaux and elsewhere in France) and the Japanese group Suntory (also owner of Ch. Lagrange). The wines are an example of a perfect St. Julien; elegance, class and finesse. The optical eye (laser) is used since 2015 for the selection of the berries. The new cuverie is used since 2016 and allows a better parcel vinification without pumps and with more precision.