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Château Peyreau

AOC Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Canon La Gaffelière

Presentation

Château Peyreau, which borders on Clos de l’Oratoire, is located on the northeast slope of Saint-Emilion. Merlot is king on this late-ripening teroir.

Château Peyreau benefits from the same expertise and tailor-made attention as the other von Neipperg estates. The grapes are hand-picked and treated with utmost care. To enhance ripening, the harvest takes place plot by plot.

Fermentation occurs slowly and the wine stays a long time on the skins to reflect the best of vintage character and the terroir.

In keeping with this philosophy, Château Peyreau is aged in barrel for 12-18 months in barrels used for one or two previous vintages.

 

Bouteille

The wine

Although balance is the byword at all the von Neipperg estates, every wine inevitably has its own profile reflecting its specific terroir. Château Peyreau's personality displays charm and roundness. It is a joy to drink, even when quite young.

The vineyard

  • Terroir: Clay-limestone Fronsac molasse, clay-sand at the foot of the slope.
  • Area under vine: 10,07 ha (24,7 acres)
  • Grape varieties: 90 % Merlot, 10 % Cabernet Franc
  • Average age of the vines: 25 years

Production

Harvesting: By hand, into small crates to avoid bruising. Sorted before and after destemming. No crushing. The grapes arrive on a conveyor belt.
Fermentation: In temperature-controlled concrete vats for 15 to 21 days depending on the vintage. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap).
Malolactic fermentation and ageing: In barrels used for either one or two previous vintages, on fine lees. Fining and filtering as necessary, depending on the vintage.
Duration of barrel ageing: 12 to 18 months depending on the vintage.

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Vintages

Bouteille millésime 2015

2015

Harvest dates
23/09 to 01/10/2015
Yield
46 hl/ha
Winemaking
in concrete vats for 25 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in oak barrels (15% new) on the lees for 15 months.
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 8th and 9th of June 2017
Blending
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14%

Bouteille millésime 2014

2014

Harvest dates
30/09 to 02/10/2014
Yield
40 hl/ha
Winemaking
in concrete vats for 20 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in oak barrels on the lees for 15 months.
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 29th of June 2016
Blending
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13.5%

Bouteille millésime 2013

2013

Harvest dates
04/10 to 06/10/2013
Yield
24 hl/ha
Winemaking
in concrete vats for 18 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in oak barrels on the lees for 14 months.
Bottling
Château-bottled on the 17th of April 2015
Blending
95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13%

Bouteille millésime 2012

2012

Harvest dates
10/10 to 22/10/2012
Yield
42 hl/ha
Winemaking
in concrete vats for 20 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in oak barrels on the lees for 14 months.
Bottling
Château-bottled in March 2014 (26/03 to 27/03)
Blending
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13,5%

Bouteille millésime 2011

2011

Harvest dates
14/09 to 30/09/2011
Yield
37 hl/ha
Winemaking
in concrete vats for 20 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in oak barrels on the lees for 14 months.
Bottling
Château-bottled in May 2013 (15/05 to 17/05)
Blending
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
13,5%

Bouteille millésime 2010

2010

Harvest dates
14/09 to 28/09/2010
Yield
36 hl/ha
Winemaking
in concrete vats for 20 days. Extraction by pneumatic pigeage (punching down the cap)
Ageing
in oak barrels on the lees for 15 months.
Bottling
Château-bottled in April 2012
Blending
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcoholic degree
14,5%