We let our wines benefit from classic winemaking methods, emphasizing gentle gravity production and natural wild-yeast fermentations. Our winemaking is about a return from modern, large-scale methods to classic, hands-on viticulture and oenology: Traditional basket press production, indigenous wild yeast fermentation, and fine French oak barrels for aging.
The vineyards stretch across the slopes of Entre-deux-Mers area, just facing the hillside where Saint-Emilion's finest great growths are found. Important to the wine character, Chateau Peyfaures vineyards illustrate quite an array of terroirs, each with its own micro-climate. Our philosophy is that we don't force our way on the wine. We just let nature prevail and terroir shine. We live based on a simple premise: the best grapes make the best wines. But we also believe in bottling the wine when it's ready. We're not based on a timetable. We make wines that have the ability to age, mature and improve in the bottle. Because we know nothing compares to the beauty of aged wine.
We pick, process, ferment and age each individual section of fruit separately before blending. Our winery produces wines that are elegant, showing ripe red to darker fruits as well as earthy qualities. Our grape varieties, age of the vine and location bring an amazing diversity of flavors to our wines. They are beautifully textured and layered with fine, silky tannins. Vintage can change the expression of our wines, but never overpower their character.