La Blanche d'Armagnac
Château de Laubade
For the past three generations, the Lesgourgues family
has managed to make Château de Laubade an undisputed benchmark in the
Armagnac category. As a result, it is both the leading and the most
awarded Armagnac brand.
It is composed of 105 hectares of vines in the best terroir of
Bas Armagnac of fawn-coloured sands and “boulbènes”.
- 40% d’Ugni Blanc
- 30% de Baco
- 15% de Colombard
- 15% de Folle Blanche
Between 400 and 600 ewes are scattered in the vines each year, from October
until May, to produce the necessary fertilising for the sustainable agriculture
put in place at Laubade for the last 30 years.
Laubade uses its own still pot (alambic), which guarantees the best autonomy to distil all the wines
on the spot, at the best time and grape variety by grape variety.
Master of Laubade ages the spirits vintage by vintage using more than
2,800 barrels of 400 litres each, displayed in 7 ageing cellars. This inventory,
certainly the most important in the Armagnac region, is vital to produce
the best spirits.
For the manufacture of the barrels (about 100 pieces a year),
the very best quality of oak is used, with a careful selection of trees, and
with a controlled drying of the plants on site before the coopering by our
The oldest armagnacs, distilled before 1930 are kept in “Dames
Jeanne” (known also as Demi Johns), in a room called: “Le
You are invited to discover the new Château de Laubade website. Created to make you understand the history and rich know-how of our unique bas armagnacs, the videos and numerous beautiful photos will enable you to experience a pleasant visit.