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Chateau Peyros Vieilles Vignes Madiran 2018


An old vine Tannat from the warmer south of the Madiran region, south facing vineyards and some cellar age means this is drinking beautifully


Chateau Peyros the most southerly vineyard in Madiran dates from the late 1960’s when the vineyard was established under the supervision of Bordeaux guru Emile Peynaud. The estate was bought in 1999 by the Lesgourgues family growers and distillers in Armagnac and the Graves region of Bordeaux. The vines are old and for this the Vieilles Vignes they are a minimum of 40 years old, mostly the Classic Tannat and 20% Cabernet Franc grown on rocky clay with a southerly exposure aiding consistent ripening of the thick skinned Tannat grape. The Lesgourgues have championed sustainability, using organic fertilizers and eschewing chemical weeding since 2017; the vines are interplanted with grasses and beans tended by their flock of sheep. Each parcel is fermented separately with gentle handling to avoid excessive tannins and aged in 225l oak casks 50% new. The wines are fined using organic bentonite so suitable for Vegans.

The old vines give plenty of colour and deep dark spicy, gamey, black berry and mulberry fruit with soft tannins and plenty of length. Already with a few years under it’s belt this is drinking beautifully but will age well too.

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