Beau-Sejour Becot Saint-Emilion 2019
Located immediately west of the magical town of Saint-Émilion on the Saint-Martin de Mazerat limestone plateau, Beau-Séjour Bécot is in the heart of the appellation. The estate has been devoted to winemaking since the Gallo-Roman period. In 1787, General Jacques de Carles, wishing to commemorate for all time the pleasure that he enjoyed staying there, named the estate “Beau-Séjour” (meaning “lovely stay”). In 1969, Michel Bécot acquired the château. His two sons, Gérard and Dominique, have followed in their father’s footsteps while introducing numerous technical innovations to both the cellars and the vineyard. Only the ripest, healthiest grapes are now harvested, and then sorted one by one. The cepage is 80 % Merlot, 16 % Cabernet Franc, and 4 % Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine ages on mostly new oak for 16-18 months.