Chateau Peyrabon

Producer Information

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Producer Description


Winery Information

average Case Production: Château La Fleur Peyrabon: 2500
Château Peyrabon: 16000
Château Pierbone: 8000
Wines: Château La fleur Peyrabon, Cru Bourgeois, Pauillac
Château Peyrabon, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc
Countries Exported: Belgique, Luxemburg, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the USA and the UK
Owner: Millésima
Number of Employees: 17
Key Personnel: Patrick Bernard – General Manager
Xavier Michelet – Technical Director
Mail Order: Millesima Ltd, 0800 917 03 52 or 00800 267 33 289 (both are free phone numbers)


    CHÂTEAU PEYRABON

    History
    The earliest mention of the property is on Belleyme's map of 1766. In 1958 the property was bought by the Babeau family who expanded the vineyard by purchasing unplanted land from neighbouring Château Liversan. In 1998 Peyrabon was bought by Patrick Bernard, owner and managing director of the Bordeaux-based fine wine merchant company, Millésima.

    Investment and Modernisation
    Since 1998, Patrick Bernard has invested two million euros in modernising the property. On the basis that only good grapes make good wine, the majority of this expenditure has gone into the vineyards, where plots are now drained before replanting. A new vineyard management team is also in place, under the responsibility of Xavier Michelet. In the vat house, major repair work has been done to the fabric of the building and thermo-regulated fermentation vats have been installed.

    The Vineyard and the Wines
    The property produces three wines:
    • Château La Fleur Peyrabon AOC Pauillac (one of only 7 Crus Bourgeois wines in Pauillac)

    • Château Peyrabon AOC Haut Médoc

    • Château Pierbone AOC Haut Médoc (second wine of Château Peyrabon)


    The estate consists of 57 hectares in one single plot. Château Peyrabon comes from the 50 hectares lying in the Haut-Médoc appellation. The remaining 7 hectares come within AOC Pauillac and these grapes go into the making of La Fleur Peyrabon.

    Vineyard density for both vineyards is between 6,500 and 8,500 vines per hectare. The grapes for Château Peyrabon are harvested manually and by machine. The La Fleur Peyrabon harvest is entirely by hand. Maturation takes place in oak, with 50% of new oak going in to La Fleur Peyrabon. Château Peyrabon sees 25% new oak.

    As with the majority of Left Bank wines, Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant grape variety. The vineyards of La Fleur Peyrabon are planted with average of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. For Château Peyrabon, planting is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.





Contact details

Write to Saint-Sauveur de Medoc 33250 Pauillac France
Telephone 0033 5 56 59 57 10
Fax 0033 5 56 59 59 45
Web http://www.chateau-peyrabon.com