Located in the Haut-Médoc appellation, at the gates of the Pauillac region, Château Peyrabon is nestled in a haven of greenery. Owned by Patrick Bernard since 1998, Château Peyrabon has undergone major work, both in the vineyard and the cellar, in order to restructure and modernise the estate. Château Peyrabon is a very fine Haut-Médoc reference, producing elegant and powerful wines which offer a promising and superb ageing potential.
Near the village of Saint-Sauveur Médoc, the Château Peyrabon vineyard spreads over approximately 37 hectares of vines, aged around twenty years on average, rooted in sandy gravel soil and resting on a clay subsoil. Clay-limestone soils can be found on 5 hectares of the vineyard.
The vinification and ageing
The grapes are transferred in a vibrating grape-gondola and are rigorously destemmed and sorted. The plot by plot vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled concrete and stainless steel tanks, with appropriate pumping over and racking to ensure a gentle extraction. Maceration for 19 to 24 days. The presses are separated and selected after tasting. The wine is aged for 13 months in barrels (5% new wood) and are then fined in tanks.
This Château Peyrabon 2014 comprises a blend of Merlot (51%), Cabernet Sauvignon (46%) and Petit Verdot (3%).
The nose reveals intense black fruit fragrances.
A lively attack precedes a smooth palate combining refined tannins with a delicious freshness.