Château de Laubade
Château de Laubade (est'd 1870) is owned and run by the Lesgourges family in Gascony, for three generations. Laubade uses its own pot still (alembic) and distills each variety separately. The Cellar Master of Laubade ages the spirits vintage by vintage using more than 2,800 barrels of Gascon oak - each made by their own cooper. This inventory, certainly the most important in the Armagnac region, is vital to produce the best spirits.
Sheep roam amongst the vines each year, to produce the necessary fertiliser for the sustainable agriculture put in place at Laubade for the last 30 years.
In the cellars of Laubade, over 70 different ageing vintages can be found, a genuine testimony of history with the oldest vintage dates back to 1888.