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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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Vintage 2016

The ambitious renovation program conducted by the former owner led to the restoration of the entire installation, cellars and château. 
The technical facilities were completely updated to conform to new regulatory and environmental requirements. The cellars are fully air-conditioned, with humidity control. Invitation to Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey. 

Through Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Silvio Denzwishes to contribute to wine tourism in the Sauternes region, which has relatively little capacity to receive visitors. With 13 bedrooms, the château is well-suited to receive professionals and wine enthusiasts.

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Medium deep colour. Lemon squash light cedar aromas with marzipan notes. Well concentrated bitter lemon, lemoncello flavours, with grapefruit notes, lovely generous sweet yet not sugary mid palate, fine underlying cedar oak notes. Finishes chalky dry with pure citrus fruit notes. Nice wine. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 95 points

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Bright yellow colour with golden hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of tropical fruit, candied tangerine, orange zest and hints of vanilla. On the palate succulent fruit, elegant sweetness, discreet acidity, well balanced with very good length. 95 

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Sauternes, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2016  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

Medium deep colour. Lemon squash light cedar aromas with marzipan notes. Well concentrated bitter lemon, lemoncello flavours, with grapefruit notes, lovely generous sweet yet not sugary mid palate, fine underlying cedar oak notes. Finishes chalky dry with pure citrus fruit notes. Nice wine. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 95 points

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 2016  ( Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey )

Bright yellow colour with golden hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of tropical fruit, candied tangerine, orange zest and hints of vanilla. On the palate succulent fruit, elegant sweetness, discreet acidity, well balanced with very good length. 95 

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