2010 Chateau Haut Peyrous Peche Carrelet Graves Blanc
RRP $27.27 per bottle
Our Price $19.99
$119.94 (6 x 750ml)
Grassy, but flamboyant with plenty of gooseberry and tropical fruit, laced with aniseed and spice. And really, that aniseed is something of a feature. Medium weight, old oranges and savoury wood influence, minerally edges, but all up much quieter to taste than the nose would suggest. Nice wine.
A rich, classy blend of Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc.
About the Winery: The Haut Peyrous estate is owned by Marc Darroze from the famous Darroze family of Gascony. He diversified from production of Bas Armagnacs to purchase this estate. His aim is to produce wines with lots of personality, by making the most of the quality of the terroir on his estate. That’s why Marc has taken steps in order to obtain certification of his estate as an organic wine producer. Since June 2008, all work on the estate (soil, treatments) has been carried out in accordance with organic production criteria.
The soil is worked mechanically, and the grass growing between the rows enables humus to develop and encourages intense microbial activity in the soils. Any possible deficiencies in the soil are rectified gently and naturally, the vines are treated with products authorised by organic farming criteria.
At 80m above sea level, the Haut Peyrous Estate is on the second terrace of the Garonne River, in the village of Mazère south of Langon, and 7km from the Garonne River itself.
Grapes: Semillon (75%), Sauvignon Blanc (25%).
Winemaking: This wine is made from a blend of Sémillon (75%) and Sauvignon (25%), a portion of which was matured in one-year-old barrels.
Our Tasting Notes: Lively nose with spice and mineral notes and vanilla from the oak. Lovely soft and round mouth feel. Richness and complexity on the back palate and a lovely soft acid backbone.
About the Name 'Pêche au Carrelet': The square shaped net that the fisherman has just hauled out of the Garonne is teeming with tasty fish, which need to be cooked slowly and gently. Fish like that need complex and generous wines like this to pair with!