The Ancient History of Château Bas d’Aumelas
The history of Château Bas d’Aumelas began in the 14th century. In the aftermath of the Hundred Years War, the Aumelas Castle suffered a lot of damage, and in time, it became uninhabitable. In 1595, Monsieur Bonnet, the owner, chose to settle in Château Bas.
Château Bas d’Aumelas, from Pastoral Property to Winery
At that time the activities at the Château were mostly pastoral, but grape-growing and farming were also active on a hillside close to the property. The lord of the Château Bas invested a lot in the building and turned it into a charming castle flanked by two round towers and outbuildings. The family of Albeniz has been the owner of the Château for three centuries. Jean-Philippe and Geoffroy d’Albenas have concentrated all the activities of the property on winemaking. A further highlight of the castle is its French garden that you can rent for seminars and weddings.
Organic Grapegrowing at Château Bas d’Aumelas
This 16-hectare vineyard is cultivated manually without the use of chemicals, treatments are made to preserve the biodiversity present in the vineyard. Indeed, the woods and scrubland surrounding the vines contain a microfauna favoring prevention, which helps the winemaker maintain the health of the vines. Moreover, they rebuilt a special cellar after 30 years of inactivity. In the cellar, old tradition meet with modern processes allowing a better extraction of the aromas of the grapes. A range of seven cuvées are now created Château Bas d’Aumelas. The D’Albenas Brothers, owners of Château Bas d’Aumelas, welcome you to the Château to visit their winery and taste their exceptional cuvée wines.