Château Peyrat Graves Rouge 2019

After 15 years of experience and commitment to the fine wine sector, Aurélien Dulor, along with Ludovic and Damien Martial shared the common goal of taking over the reins of a property in the Graves appellation.  In 2014, they saw the potential with Château Peyrat and brought together 27 passinate investors to help in their endeavour.

About the Vineyard

"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.

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 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

The terroir shows in this clean, mineral driven red wine.  It displays a spicy and fresh nose with notes of blackcurrant and red fruits.

Production Info
Vineyard size
19 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous, Clay, and Sand
Vines/acre
5,500-6,000
Average Vine Age
20-25 years
Bottles produced of this wine
50,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Cement vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation
4-5 days days
Fermentation temperature
75 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
20-30 days
Malolactic fermentation
Full
Fining agent
Animal based
Type of aging container
90% Cement vats; 10% Barriques
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.06 %
pH level
3.8
Residual sugar
0.26 g/L
Acidity
2.8 g/L
Dry extract
27.6 g/L

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