Located in the Haut-Médoc appellation, at the gates of Pauillac, Château Peyrabon is nestled in a verdant setting. Owned by Patrick Bernard since 1998, Château Peyrabon has undergone major restructuring and modernisation, both in the vineyard and in the winery. Classified a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur, Château Peyrabon has become an important reference in Haut-Médoc. The estate produces wines representative of the appellation, wines that are elegant and powerful with a superb potential for ageing.
In the commune of Saint-Sauveur Médoc, the Château Peyrabon vineyard covers approximately 37 hectares of vines, aged 28 years on average and planted in gravelly sandy soil upon a clay subsoil. 5 hectares of vineyard are planted in clay-limestone soils. The vineyard has earned the ISO14001-2015 and HVE (High Environmental Value) certifications, with phytosanitary protection carried out in a sustainable way.
For this 2020 vintage, the harvests at Château Peyrabon were carried out manually and mechanically. The harvests began on 17 September for the Merlot and ended on 6 October with the Cabernet Franc and the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winemaking and ageing
The grapes transferred by vibranting trailer are subject to destemming and optical sorting. Plot-by-plot vinification is carried out in concrete and thermoregulated stainless steel vats, accompanied by pour-overs, punch-downs and rack and return to encourage a smooth extraction. The pressed juices are separated then selected after tasting. The funnelling is partly carried out in drained barrels. Ageing lasts for 14 months in barrels (25% in new wood), with fining in vats afterwards.
Château Peyrabon 2020 is a wine with a lovely freshness marked by red and black fruits. A perfect balance is complemented by a woody touch and a great finesse which carries into the finish.
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