Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes AOC Madiran (92WE)
80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Franc.
‐ 20 days fermentation.
‐ Prefermented maceration.
MATURING OF THE WINE:
14 to 20 months in oak barrels (40% new oak).
This cuvee has an ageing potential of 15 years.
WINE & FOOD
Intense dark colour with garnet‐red glints. Powerful nose of vanilla, black berries with mineral and spicy notes. Well‐balanced with a round and strong attack. Beautiful structure of tannins combining fruits and wood. Strong aromatic persistence. Great to be enjoyed with roasted meat (lamb, beef), stews, spicy tartars, or duck breast.
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.