Chateau Peyros Greenwich 43N AOC Madiran
95% Tannat and 5% Cabernet Franc.
‐ 25 days fermentation.
‐ Prefermented maceration.
MATURING OF THE WINE:
20 to 24 months oak ageing in new barrels.
This cuvee has an ageing potential of 25 years.
WINE & FOOD
Deep garnet‐red with crimson glints. An intense nose of vanilla, stewed fruits, black berries and animal notes. Powerful with a structured balance of red berries and woody aromas. Structured finish presenting mellowed tannins. To be enjoyed with duck, game or even dark chocolate cake.
This estate dates back to the 17th century. It was acquired by the Lesgourgues family in 1999. With the help of Emile Penaud, Château Peyros was provided with a stainless steel tank. Also, a microoxygenation system was set up in order to soften the wines made from Tannat. “Peyros” in Gascony language means a stony place, a strong characteristic of the terroir.
Château Peyros is located in the most southern part of the Appellation, on an exceptional terroir.
Two main types of soil:
Very dense clay and limestone soil with rolled pebbles.
Total surface of the vineyard:
‐ Tannat: 14 hectares
‐ Cabernet Franc: 5 hectares
‐ Cabernet Sauvignon: 1 hectare
This cuvee is made from the vines situated on the Greenwich parcel: 2.6 hectares exposed South under the Meridian line.
Average age of the vines:
At least 50 years for the Greenwich 43.N.
‐ Density: 5500 vine / hectare.
‐ Yield: 50hl/ha.
‐ Organic fertilizing and cultivating of the soils provided by a herd of 300 sheep.