Chateau Peyredon Lagravette
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc AOC, Bordeaux, France
From Stéphane Dupuch’s satellite château, this wine has a lovely intense purplish colour. Complex nose with aromas of blackberry and raspberry. The palate has a pleasant toasted flavour and a round and rich mouthfeel. Overall, the wine is remarkably balanced and has an appealing, long finish.
Château Sainte-Marie goes back several centuries when the owner supplied the Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure (one of the most ancient abbeys in France, located just 4 km from the Château). Today, 5th generation winemaker Stéphane Dupuch, whose family has run the winery since 1956, manages the estate with passion, determination, and respect for terroir.
Set right in the heart of Bordeaux; this magnificent estate is in the geographically desirable position of Entre-Deux-MEers. Entre Deux-Mers (“between two tides”) is the area between the two major rivers of Bordeaux (Garonne and Dordogne). The ideally oriented plots stretch over two very sunny hilltops which are among the highest points in the Gironde. Old vines with low yields, including a one-hundred-year-old parcel of Semillon, guarantee top-quality production.
The distinctive inherent quality of Chateau Sainte Marie wines results from the wide diversity of soils in which their vines are cultivated and the Dupuch organic approach to winemaking. In industrial production, many things can be done to speed up and regularise the process, but at Château Sainte-Marie, they believe the most important virtue is patience.
"This elegant wine is rich, with lightly structured black fruits that reveal the generosity of the vintage and also the aging potential. Powered by the juicy black-currant fruit of the Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a wine to age."
"Good cassis character from the dominant Cabernet; lots of personality and a firm finish."
The abundant variety of terroirs provides scope for selection that is worthy of very great wines. Our quest to enhance this variety led us to search beyond the geographical boundaries of the estate for satellite plots several kilometres apart. Thanks to thorough geological characterisation of candidate plots, we have succeeded in combining plots with complementary soil types: