The estate Castle Laffitte Teston Madiran and Pacherenc AOC wines

The estate Castle Laffitte Teston Madiran and Pacherenc AOC wines

Château Laffitte-Teston The estate Castle Laffitte Teston Madiran and Pacherenc AOC wines

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Château Laffitte-Teston

Our production

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The continuity of the domain is now assured by Ericka and Joris, Jean-Marc’s children. The two of them are in charge of the fifty hectares (124 acres) of the Château Laffitte Teston, one of the main producer of AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée = Controlled Designation Origin) Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh dry and sweet, and IGP (Indication géographique protégée = Protected geographical indication) Côtes de Gascogne.

The domain has a rich, unique soil orientated towards the South, facing the Pyrenees Mountains. As we know, a great soil makes a great wine.
The grapevines are around 60 years old, very old, to be certain. Some of them are even more than 70 years old, proof of the exceptional quality of the soil. The grape variety on our estate is typically from Southwest France made of 80% of Tannat and 20% of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, small and large Manseng, and finally small Courbu. With common sense and patience, we proceed to harvest grapes manually. ​

The juices produced from destemmed harvest are turned into wine with short barrel fermentation, respecting the raw material. They are matured in oak barrels for 12 months for the red wines and 6 months for the white wines. Less than 2% of the wine produced all around the world is matured in barrels. Here at Château Laffitte-Teston, barrel fermentation represents 100% of our AOC Madiran/Pacherenc production, making our wines even more unique as we are the only ones around to do so.

The domain has two wine cellars: one with air-conditioning on the ground floor for our white wines and one underground that can fit 600 barrels for our red wines. Our strength lies in the quality of this wine cellar with its natural and constant temperature between 13 and 18 degrees Celsius (55 and 64 ° Fahrenheit), creating ideal conditions for maturing the wine. ​
Laffitte-Teston Grapevines
In our process, we always keep in mind the respect for the product and the consumer, which is why we do only bottling for the same lot/batch in order to maintain regularity and constant quality.
At Château Laffitte Teston, top varietal wines represent 50 to 70 % of our production.

We opt for eco-friendly farming, which led us to obtain in January 2020 the « Haute Valeur Environnementale » (High Environmental Value) certification. ​

50% of certified HVE companies are independent wine-makers. This HVE certification is a seal of approval for the consumer that the wine production that he buys contributes to the maintenance of the biodiversity of the soil.​
This know-how, this expertise allows our domain today to produce around 200 000 bottles every year, most of them for Michelin star restaurants. We are proud to be amongst the most well-renowned wine makers, earning 37 medals of the last 37 years at the Concours Général Agricole de Paris (General Farming Contest of Paris, an institution since 1870).

To summarize, between the remarkable domain and its underground wine cellars, a panoramic view overlooking the vineyard, a beautiful lake and a wine renowned as one of the best, Château Laffitte Teston is definitely worth a visit….and a tasting !
Phone +33 (0)5 62 69 74 58
Open all year round 9:00am–12:30pm / 2:00pm–5:30pm
(Monday to Friday)
9:00am–12:30pm, afternoon by appointment (Saturday)


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Laffitte Teston +33 (0)5 62 69 74 58 32400 MAUMUSSON FRANCE
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