Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY

1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Sauternes

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Terroir

An exceptional terroir

In the heart of the great Sauternes terroirs, the Lafaurie-Peyraguey vineyard lies on Sauternes’ high gravel terrace, 70 m above sea level, next to Château d’Yquem.

The “L’Enclos” and “Les Maisons Rouges” plots represent the historic heart of Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY’s great terroir, consisting of gravel from the Quaternary period, deposited more than 600,000 years ago, on a substratum of Aquitania limestone.

History

The prestigious history of a Premier Grand Cru Classé

A very old wine-producing property, with 18 hectares of vines, Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY is located in the heart of the Sauternes region, on high ground just outside the village of Bommes.

The vineyard includes the “Maisons Rouges” plot, which was a stopping place in Roman times. The oldest stones in the surrounding wall and the entrance, thought to be the oldest structure in the commune of Bommes, date from the 13th century. These stones and the château’s archives (going back to 1742) are evidence of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s rich past, representing eight centuries of history!

A renovated château and winery

An ambitious renovation programme carried out by the previous owner saw the complete restoration of the winery buildings and the château.

Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY is thus equipped with technical facilities that comply with new regulatory and environmental constraints, with air-conditioning and humidity-control throughout.

Superb reception facilities at Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY

To celebrate Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY’s 400th anniversary, a new Lalique hotel-restaurant opened its doors in June 2018. Here, Silvio Denz has orchestrated a convergence of the four worlds of wine, crystal, gastronomy and hospitality. Only a few months after opening, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey – Hôtel & Restaurant Lalique joined the prestigious Relais & Châteaux family, becoming a 5-star establishment, and the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in its first year of operation.

Portrait of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

1855 Premier Grand Cru Classé

  • The identity of Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY’s wines is forged from the coexistence of four elements: the terroir between the Garonne and Ciron rivers, characterized by its gravelly-sandy soil; a unique microclimate; the presence of the botrytis cinerea fungus (“noble rot”); and the predominant grape variety, Sémillon
  • Recognized as a Sauternes Premier Grand Cru Classé in the 1855 classification
  • Heart of the terroir: 18 hectares planted on Sauternes’ high gravel terrace
  • The property’s historic plots are managed according to principles of organic agriculture and ploughed using horses
  • A mosaic of terroirs brings balance and complexity: gravel soil for finesse, clay soil for richness, and limestone soil for minerality
  • Small yields and successive rounds of selective picking during the harvest to obtain grapes that have reached the perfect stage of advanced ripeness
  • Each plot yields around 13 hectolitres of this precious elixir
  • Grape variety: 93% Semillon, 6% Sauvignon, 1% Muscadelle
  • Fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels
  • Second wine: La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey “The nose is straightforward and intense with primary notes of white and tropical fruit. On the palate, the attack is direct and energetic, with a delicate sensation of sweetness balanced by an invigorating, mouth-watering acidity.”

Tasting

The nose offers a bowl of orchard fruit with some exotic floral notes. On the palate, there are notes of apricot, and a very elegant, supple, full-bodied fruit texture. The finish is light, with notes of grapefruit. Overall, a superb balance between power and freshness.

Technical sheet

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

1855 Premier Grand Cru Classé

Tasting Notes

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

1855 Premier Grand Cru Classé

Château LAFAURIE-PEYRAGUEY

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Peyraguey, Bommes, France

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