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- 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 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:
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.
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