Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
Sincethe Gallo-Roman period, the site has been dedicated to vineyards. The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is located on the limestone plateau of Saint-Martin de Mazerat, west of the town of Saint-Émilion, and covers almost 19 hectares. Michel Bécot, from a family of Bordeaux winemakers, bought the estate in 1969 and attached the family name to it. The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot became a Premier Grand Cru Classé B under the Saint-Émilion classification in 1996. In order to store a large number of bottles in the best conditions, under the vineyard he developed seven hectares of old limestone quarries.
The two sons of Michel Bécot, Gérard and Dominique, are now head of the property with the help of Gérard’s daughter, Juliette Bécot. They have introduced numerous technical innovations to the cellars and vineyard. The encepagement (planting) is mainly dedicated to Merlot, which grows particularly well on clay-limestone soils. The Château Beau-Séjour Bécot is an elegant wine with fruity flavours and well-balanced tannins, making this a long-keeping wine.