Chateau La Peyre 2011 'Cru Artisan' Saint-Estèphe AOC
Item Number: 10028
Sub Region: Left Bank
Appellation/AVA: Saint-Estephe AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 40% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot / 10% Petit Verdot / 10% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Soil Type: Gravel with a mix of clay
The vineyards for the Saint Estèphe of La Peyre are situated in the village of Leyssac in the same zone as that of Montrose and Haut-Marbuzet. There are a total of eight hectares of vines with an average age of 30 years (as of 2011). The soil is predominantly gravel with a mix of clay.
The alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks and then the wine is aged in small oak barrels (about one-third of which is new) for an additional 15 to 18 months before being bottled. The wine is gently fined using egg whites before bottling but it is not filtered.