Château de Peyguerol

AOP Costières de Nîmes

The earliest known Château in the Appellation. Part of the village of Générac, it has always been a wine estate and its boundaries have hardly changed over the centuries (53ha, 22 classified AOC). It gets its current name from Marie-Gabrielle de Peygueirolles who owned it in 1845. Officially recorded in 1749 as being “in the parish of Nîmes”, it was mentioned in 1679 as having been there “since time immemorial” in an official document stating its vineyards.
Château de Peyguerol has belonged to the Verdier brothers for the last twenty years.

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Details of the wine

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Terroir

The soils are highly typical of the appellation with large smooth stones from alluvial deposits from the Rhone and Durance rivers. In summer they heat up during the day and give off the heat at night. The red clay gives Costières land a coppery tinge and retains the heavy seasonal rains in the groundwater which irrigates over the year these vineyards set about with tall dark cypresses.

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Grapes varieties

The varieties are typical of the appellation: 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache.

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Winemaking

The grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe then destemmed. Maceration lasts 18-20 days with perfect temperature control and careful extraction of the aromatic and polyphenolic elements (pumping-over and delestage).

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Tasting notes

A lovely deep red and a nose dominated by aromas of the local garrigue. The mouth suggests red fruit (blackcurrant and raspberry) and finishes on a touch of toast. Smooth and almost fresh with softened tannins, this is a wine to enjoy without delay. Accompaniement advice: Goes well with white meat and barbecues

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Ageing Potential

Can be enjoyed now but can be kept for 3 years.

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