A truly enjoyable wine, the Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot – Instant Becot is a Bordeaux blend made with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. It has a deep and intense ruby purple color, and an ABV of 14%. It’s sweet on the nose, with notes of black current, black cherry, and hints of licorice. On the palate, it’s well-balanced, with flavors of blackberry and strawberry, and a long, full-flavored finish.
The Instant Becot by Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot is great to pair with terrine or cured meats to begin. Enjoy it with steak, grilled lamb, or veal if you prefer it with hearty meats. It also goes wonderfully with grilled chicken or duck confit should you prefer poultry.
Chateau Beau-Sejor Becot has a very long, winding history. It first began its life as a vineyard in the Middle Ages, under the monks of the Church of St-Martin. It was renamed to “Peycoucou” by the Geres family when they acquired it in the 17th century, and again renamed to “Beausejour” by General Jacques de Carle when it was transferred to his family in 1787 by marriage.
The estate was split into two when Pierre-Paulin Ducarpe divided it between his two children when he acquired it. The two halves were renamed “Beausejour-Duffau-Lagarrosse,” and “Beausejojur-Dr-Fagouet.” Its present name was given by Michel Becot, who purchased it in 1969. It has been under the wonderful leadership of his sons since 1985.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.