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Château Labadie (Cru Bourgeois) lies close to the village of Bégadan in the Médoc, between the Gironde River and the Atlantic Ocean. The name is a nod to the first block of vines bought by Yves Bibey in 1988 with his wife, Adelaide. The vineyard of this family-run estate is divided into two distinct parcels; clay limestone soils - providing wine with good structure - and gravel soils - which add finesse. Of the 40 hectares, 51% are planted with Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% each Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Wines are fermented in stainless steel or cement and aged in oak barrels - just a small percent of which is new - for 12-15 months.