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All about Château de Beaulon distilleryChâteau de Beaulon is located in the Saint-Dizant-du-Gua, a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. The Chateau was built by the “de Vinsons" family in 1480 during the reign of King Louis XI.
In the 15th century, the proprietors of Château de Beaulon began cultivating the property with different kinds of vines.
In the late 17th century, Bishop of Bayeux, the heir of Beaulon placed the Château in the hands of the Bishops of Bordeaux, who gradually introduced new vines as the years passed.
This careful and rational choice of 9 grape varieties separated Château de Beaulon vineyards from the rest, remaining faithful to the region’s traditional vine assortment.
In 1965, a man named Christian Thomas acquired Château de Beaulon and all of its vineyards located in the heart of the most appraised cru of them all, the Grande Champagne, where the soil delivers most delicate and elegant Cognac ideal for aging.
He dove right into the production and distillation of these one-of-a-kind vines as the Bordeaux Bishops had imagined, making Château de Beaulon Cognacs different and unique opposite the big players coming from this infamous cru.
Their 90 hectares of unique vineyards are planted in chalky soil, and being faithful to the XVII century tradition, they are planted with Folle Blanche, Colombard and Montils grapes.
These rare and fragile varieties are difficult to grow but give the Cognac a unique taste and aroma. They distill with light lees in four small-volume, hand-crafted copper pot stills with the signature swan necks.
Their low-volume production and two to three times longer aging than legally required (even more for the rarer stuff), give their Cognacs concentrated fruity and floral characteristics.