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The Story

At the heart of the great terroirs of the Sauternes region, Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s vineyard is located on the terrace of Sauternes gravel, 70 metres above sea level, just next to Château d’Yquem. The “Enclos” and “Maisons Rouges” plots represent the historic heart of Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s magnificent terroir, consisting of gravel from the Quaternary era which was deposited here more than 600,000 years ago, on a substratum of Aquitania limestone. 

Silvio Denz’s objective is to produce very fine wines from the best terroirs. Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey will be made from the vines of the great historic 1855 terroirs in order to enhance its quality. 

Harvesting: manual with successive rounds of highly selective picking (4 to 7, depending on the year) during the ripening period, in order to preserve the desired aromatic precision 

Environmental integrity: sustainable viticulture, no chemical herbicides 

Vinification: in fine-grained French oak barrels, with 40 to 70% new oak barrels each year depending on the vintage. Fermentation at between 17°C and 23°C in the air-conditioned, humidity-controlled winery, for 18 to 30 days depending on the batch 

Ageing: in French oak barrels, with 40 to 70% new oak barrels depending on the vintage, for 18 to 20 months 

Average production: 40000 bottles 

Second wine: La Chapelle de Lafaurie-Peyraguey 
 

 

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This wine had plenty of botrytised flavors like pineapple, lemon peel and grapefruit, excellent acidity, strong structure, superb balance and long honeyed finish. Fabulous wine.

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2011  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

This wine had plenty of botrytised flavors like pineapple, lemon peel and grapefruit, excellent acidity, strong structure, superb balance and long honeyed finish. Fabulous wine.

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2011  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

"011 - candied orange peel, candied mandarines, candied figs, long, rich and refined. Honeyed aftertaste. Excellent stuff. 94p."

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