France: Bordeaux

Southern Graves and Sauternes

Home of the great sweet whites - dry whites and reds too
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 11 May 2010
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Château Clos Haut Peyraguey

Address: 33210 Bommes
Tel: 05 56 76 61 53  Fax: 05 56 76 69 65
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:32:52N (44.54792)    Longitude: -0:19:48W (-0.33001) 

If its architecture that attracts you, then drive on by this place and head to its neighbour (and once part of the same estate) Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey. But if it’s the wine you want, try this well run  premier cru , which is very welcoming and makes an excellent visit. You will spend most of the visit in the cellars, where they give a great explanation of the labour of love that makes a good Sauternes. And delve into their history – Peyraguey was once owned by a Monsieur De Prichard, president of the Bordeaux Parliament, until he met the guillotine during the French Revolution. Today, Martine Langlais-Pauly runs the estate with a warm and exacting hand.

Useful information: Open daily, including weekends and bank holidays, appointment preferred but not essential. Free tour and tasting, in English or French. Wine is available to buy direct.


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