Graduated from Audencia business school and from Bordeaux University of Oenology DUAD, Laurent joined the Estate in 2008 and has been director of winemaking since then.
Laurent is a 7th generation winemaker at Chateau Peyfaures. Laurent's love for winemaking began at the estate where he was introduced to family winemaking, history, agriculture, beauty, food, flavors and the artisanal aspect of the winemaking process. Laurent has a natural instinct brought up by his upbringing at the cellar making him able to envision how the wine will best express the fruit and the terroir. From there the winemaking techniques, oak selection, and aging parameters are chosen to achieve the goal of letting terroir express itself. Terroir-oriented wines that express place, with balance and great integrity of fruit are the focus of Laurent's attention.
Laurent has been working with some of the best, including Michel Rolland who's is part of Chateau Peyfaures enology consulting team and from whom he has been taking worthy experiences. Right now he is excited to be completing a thorough study of the vineyard to implement new technologies at the cellar to keep the endeavor to craft the best ever Château Peyfaures.