Château Labadie is a 60-hectare Cru Bourgeois estate situated outside Bégadan in the Médoc. It lies on good, chalky limestone and clay soil and is run like a mini cru classé by the Bibey family who took the decision in 1988 to stop selling to the local co-operative and to bottle for themselves.
The vineyard is divided into two quite distinct parts. On the one hand there is a mixture of clay and limestone soils which provide structure and free-draining and warmer gravels, which add finesse and a depth of fruit. The wine is made by Jérome Bibey who took his place at the estate alongside his parents in 1999 and has gradually assumed control.