Château Peyrat Graves Blanc

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Wine Description

"Peyrat" is the name of the lieu-dit where the winery is located.  It means "pierre" or stone in the old, local dialect.  The vineyards are planted on a bedrock of limestone with sand and clay.

Château Peyrat
Vineyard at sunrise
Château Peyrat
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Clay, and Sand
Harvest time:
Bottles produced of this wine:
Average Vine Age:
20-26 years
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Winemaking & Aging
Prefermentation Technique:
Cold Stabilization
Time on its skins:
24 hours
Varietal composition:
80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container:
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days days
Fermentation temperature:
62 °F
Maceration technique:
Type of aging container:
Cement vats
Size of aging container:
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Total SO2
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Analytical Data
pH level:
4.35 g/L
13 %
Dry extract:
22.4 g/L
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
0.5 g/L
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Wine Production

Château Peyrat has a simple winemaking philosophy - respect the typicity of the grape varieties and work in small concrete tanks to conserve fruit and freshness to the wines. 

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About the Vineyard

Located in Cérons, in the heart of the Graves AOP, Château Peyrat is a 42 acre "clos" currently planted to 20 acres of white varieties and 18.5 acres of red.  With its microclimate, due to the proximity of the Garonne River, and the sandy, clay soils on a limestone bedrock, Peyrat typifies the Graves terroir, displaying minerality, freshness and finesse.  As for viticulture, the team at Château Peyrat promote working the soils and sowing grasses to restore the vineyards natural balance and to promote biodiversity.  "Let the plant live, express itself, create a symbiosis with the elements."