Chateau La Peyre 2013 Haut-Medoc AOC

Chateau La Peyre 2013 Haut-Medoc AOC

Item Number: 9875

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub Region: Left Bank
Appellation/AVA: Medoc AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 50% Cabernet Sauvignon / 45% Merlot / 5% Cabernet Franc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Case Production: 8,000

The vineyards cover about 1.2 hectares and sit on gravel-infused soil. The vines are of an average age of 30 years (as of 2016). Grapes are only harvested by hand. Before going into the fermentation tanks, the bunches are carefully sorted by hand to remove any underripe or damaged grapes. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The Rabillers follow traditional winemaking techniques, preferring a long “cuvaison” or maceration period in the fermentation tank. This allows gentle extraction of color, tannins and flavor components and results in a naturally concentrated and well-balanced wine. Then the wine is racked into small barrels to clarify for an additional year before bottling. Only 30% new French oak is used each year to avoid overwhelming the character of the wine. The wine is gently fined using egg whites before bottling but it is not filtered.