|box of 3 half-bottles
(£8.50 a bottle)
Catherine de Loze is the current owner and wine grower at Peybrun, she took over from her father in 1985. Her father had expanded and replanted the vineyard. Chateau Peybrun has been in her family for over 400 years. She produces very high quality sweet and red wines.
AOC Region: With the Garonne and its various tributaries nearby, the Cadillac terroir is ideally suited for the production of sweet, botrytized wines. In the late summer and early autumn these rivers create morning mists, which encourage the development of botrytis cinerea. The sweet wines produced from Cadillac's botrytized grapes are naturally high in flavour and concentrated sugars and have earned the appellation a repuation as a source of excellent sweet wines.
Terroir: 10 hectares of vines on steep south and south-west facing slopes on limestone and chalky clay.
Grapes: 90% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon and 5% Muscadelle
Wine-making: The grapes are hand harvested over a period of several weeks to select the best botrytized grapes.
Bottle size: 37.5cl
Tasting Notes: Yellowy gold in colour, nose of honey, acacia flower and honeysuckle, on the palate fresh and aromatic. Peybrun can be drunk young or kept for up to 30 years.
Traditionally drunk by the French as an apperatif, with foie gras and blue cheeses, it is also good with poultry, white meat and fish.