Sauternes - Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey is a Premier Cru Classé (French, “First Growth”) Sauternes wine from the Sauternes appellation.
The stunningly beautiful chateau of Lafaurie Peyraguey was built as far back as the 13th century. In those days, it was used as a fortress.
The large, 41 hectare vineyard of Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey is planted to 93% Semillon, 6% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. This shows a slight increase in the amount of Semillon planted in the vineyard. Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey is located mostly in the commune of Bommes. Although they also have vines in Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes.
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey produces an average of 5,500 cases of Sauternes per year. There is a second wine, La Chapelle de Lafaurie Peyraguey. The estate also makes 2 dry white wines, Le Brut de Lafaurie and Le Lys de Lafaurie-Peyraguey,which made its debut with the 2014 vintage