Chateau Peyredon Lagravette
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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.
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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The renown of Château Sainte-Marie goes back several centuries, when the owner used to supply the Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure (one of the most ancient abbeys in France, located just 4 km from the Château).
Set right in the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers region, this magnificent estate is located in an excellent geographical position. The south-facing vineyard stretches over two very sunny hilltops which are among the highest points in the Gironde region. Old vines with low yields, including a one hundred-year-old parcel of Semillon, guarantee top quality production.
The Dupuch family believe that wine is a history of time, from the planting of the vines, through every year's harvest, to the time needed to make the wine, and allow it to develop, to grow in the barrels. In industrial production, many things can be done to speed up and regularise the process, but at Chateau 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: