Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey 75cl 2003 Sauternes 1° Cru Classé
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is a vineyard estate located in the heart of the Sauternes region on high ground near the village of Bommes. The merits of its white dessert wines have been well known since the 1855 classification in which it ranked among the Sauternes Premier Crus. But the origins of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey are really much older than that. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s oldest stones, cut from quarries in neighbouring Ciron, date from the 13th century.
Soils and exposure : Silica gravel and clayey gravel – quaternary gravel deposited here more than 600,000 years ago on a substratum of Aquitainian limestone.
Surface area : 41 hectares
Grape varieties : 90% Sémillon 8% Sauvignon 2% Muscadelle
Yields : Average of 18 hl/ha depending on the harvest.
Aging : Traditional, in barriques, bung upwards, for 18 to 20 months.
Blending : Sémillon: brings structure, body and aging potential. Sauvignon: brings aromatic freshness and liveliness, especially in the wine’s youth. Muscadelle: difficult to grow and only used in a small proportion, contributes to the wine’s aromatic complexity.
Aging : potential An average of 40 years, depending on the vintage
Package : 12 bottles 75cl in wooden case
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Color White wine Wine country France Wine region Sauternes Taste Sweet wine Varietal Semillon Origin AOC - France