Chateau Peyros Tannat Cabernet AOC Madiran (91WE)
60% Tannat and 40% Cabernet Franc.
‐ 15 to 20 days fermentation.
‐ Prefermented maceration.
MATURING OF THE WINE:
12 months: 50% in stainless steel vats and 50% in oak barrels.
WINE & FOOD
Dark ruby colour with garnet‐red glints. Intense nose of red berries and raspberries with a peppered touch and vanilla. Round and rich mouth with mellowed tannins on the finish.
This estate dates back to the 17th century. It was acquired by the Lesgourgues family in 1999. “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
Only 6 hectares are used for the Magenta production.
Average age of the vines:
6 to 8 years for this cuvee.
‐ Density: 5500 vine / hectare.
‐ Yield: 50hl/ha.
‐ Organic fertilizing and cultivating of the soils provided by a herd of 300 sheep.