Château Joanin Bécot was purchased by the Bécot family in February 2001. According to Juliette, they chose this Bordeaux wine property because of the unique terroir. Joanin Bécot is located at some of the highest elevations along the Gironde in the Côtes de Castillon.
Shortly after purchasing the estate, the family added their name to the property as well. In 2001 at the time of the purchase, Joanin Bécot was 5.4 hectares. With additional purchases, they increased the size of their vineyards to 12 hectares.
The 12 hectare vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc on a terroir of clay and limestone soils.
2015 – 89 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown “The Wine Advocate” (Feb. 2018)
The 2015 Joanin Bécot is blended of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, aged on the lees in 60% new and 40% on-year-old barrels for 16 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it opens with crushed red cherries and black raspberries on the nose with nuances of underbrush and bay leaves. The mouth is full, rich and a little rustic with firm, chewy tannins and a long, earthy finish.