PROFILE

Owner: SARL Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Appellation: Sauternes

Area: 36 ha

Soil: silica-gravel and clay-gravel (gravel from the Quaternary era deposited on a substratum of Aquitania limestone)

Grape varieties: 93% Sémillon, 6% Sauvignon, 1% Muscadelle

Average age of vines: 40 years (the oldest plots date back to 1926, i.e. 88 years old)

Planting density: 6500 to 9000 vinestocks/ha

Cultivation: Short pruning in fan shape, tillage, selective grassing, debudding in spring, leaf-stripping by hand
PROFILE

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