Château Peyrat Graves Blanc 2018

"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.

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." 

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. 

Tasting Notes

Straw and green reflections with a very mineral nose.  Dominated by Sémillon, the wine displays toasted almonds, yellow flowers, quince and mango.

Production Info
Vineyard size
20 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Clay, and Sand
Vines/acre
5,500-6,000
Average Vine Age
20-26 years
Harvest time
September
Bottles produced of this wine
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Prefermentation Technique
Cold Stabilization
Time on its skins
24 hours
Fermentation container
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days days
Fermentation temperature
62 °F
Maceration technique
Battonage
Type of aging container
Cement vats
Size of aging container
30-60hl
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.7 %
pH level
3.42
Residual sugar
0.96 g/L
Dry extract
17.7 g/L

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