Grape(s): 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot
Localization: Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: Woodsy cedar box, plums, graphite, black currants and just enough tannins to let you know it will age for a decade IF you want.
The Domain: Château Peyredon Lagravette was acquired in the 2009’s by Stéphane and Laurence Dupuch. It is located 3 kilometers east of the village of Moulis, in the town of Médrac. It is partly located in the Listrac and Moulis appellation area. The property is part of the Grand Poujeaux hillock, renowned for its "Gunz Gravel" geological qualities and benefiting from a deep and filtering soil where maturity is at its highest.
An exceptional terroir that positions Château Peyredon Lagravette in the midst of prestigious neighbours such as Château Poujeaux, Château Chasse Spleen and Château Maucaillou.
The vines are composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a density of 9100 vines per hectare for an area of 10 hectares.
The vathouse designed along Medoc lines, was refurbished in 2005. It has the equipment and layout to enable wine to be made with modern techniques, while applying traditional know-how.
At Château Peyredon Lagravette, respect tradition as a golden rule: vines grown without weedkillers and manual harvesting. According to tradition, during ageing, the wines are partly housed in new oak barrels that have aged from a previous harvest.
However, tradition does not exclude the use of modern and appropriate equipment for winemaking, which allows a rigorous control of the sanitary state.
The barrel cellar has kept its old-fashioned charm: 85 barrels, made from French oak from different heating systems and coopers.