The Domaine de Laballe is a winegrowing gem at the crossroads of the Landes and Gers regions. Its roots lie in an exceptional terroir: the Sables Fauves. These soils, rich in iron oxide, offer unrivalled minerality and freshness, bringing out the very best in the wines and armagnacs produced.
Since Jean Dominique Laudet acquired the estate in 1820, the Laudet family has always looked after it. This love story began when Jean Dominique, after spending more than 20 years in the spice trade in the West Indies, decided to make his dream come true: to produce the oldest eau-de-vie in France, Armagnac. At the time, the estate was a major enterprise covering 600 hectares and employing 120 people.
Over the years, Château Laballe's Armagnacs became increasingly renowned, exporting 200 barrels to New York in 1829. This passion for Armagnac has been passed down from generation to generation, with each descendant adding his or her own innovative touch.
Today, Cyril and Julie Laudet, representatives of the 8th generation, perpetuate this tradition. Every step, from vine cultivation to ageing, aims to fully express the typicity of this singular terroir. Cyril, with Julie's invaluable support, has continued to diversify and innovate. Notably with the production of dry white, sweet, rosé and red wines covering three different appellations.
In addition to Armagnac, the estate's emblem and living testimony to the family's passion, Cyril and Julie have introduced a modern touch with the 3-12-21 range. It offers a renewed vision of Armagnac, suitable for cocktail consumption, symbolizing the rebirth of this mythical eau-de-vie with the slogan:"Armagnac is back!"
For nearly two centuries, Domaine de Laballe has exemplified the perfect fusion of tradition and modernity, producing wines and armagnacs that reflect the soul of a terroir and the unwavering commitment of a family.