Chateau Peyrat Blanc 2018
Straw and green reflections with a very mineral nose. Dominated by Sémillon, the wine displays toasted almonds, yellow flowers, quince and mango.
Blend: 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
After 15 years of experience and commitment to the fine wine sector, Aurélien Dulor, along with Ludovic and Damien Martial shared the common goal of taking over the reins of a property in the Graves appellation. In 2014, they saw the potential with Château Peyrat and brought together 27 passionate investors to help in their endeavor.
Famous for both its red and white wines, Graves is a large region, extending 30 miles southeast of the city of Bordeaux, along the left bank of the Garonne River. Red wine producing vineyards cover well over three times as much area as the whites. In the late 1980s, the French created the separate appellation of Pessac-Léognan within the northern confines of Graves. It includes all of its most famous properties, and the southern suburbs of the city Bordeaux itself. In French "graves" is a term used to indicate gravelly soils.
Sometimes light and crisp, other times rich and creamy, Bordeaux White Blends typically consist of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Often, a small amount of Muscadelle or Sauvignon Gris is included for added intrigue. Popularized in Bordeaux, the blend is often mimicked throughout the New World. Somm Secret—Sauternes and Barsac are usually reserved for dessert, but they can be served before, during or after a meal. Try these sweet wines as an aperitif with jamón ibérico, oysters with a spicy mignonette or during dinner alongside hearty Alsatian sausage.