Stéphane Dupuch of Château Sainte Marie, along with his wife Laurence, realised a long-time dream in 2009 when they purchased Château Peyredon in the Haut Médoc. Located between the appellations of Moulis and Listrac, the Haut-Médoc produces more fine wine per acre than almost anywhere else in the world. The Peyredon property is part of the Grand Poujeaux hill, reputed for its warm, well-draining gravel terraces, which provide ideal growing conditions for the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that dominate plantings in the area. Château Peyredon is in prestigious company, bordered by neighbors Château Poujeaux, Château Chasse Spleen and Château Maucaillou.
The Dupuch family grows grapes with the greatest respect for wildlife and flora. Their commitment to preservation is felt in everything they do, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. The Lagravette is a blend of 60 year old Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot densely planted at 10,000 vines per hectares -- at one meter by one meter spacing -- in the outstanding Graves Quatenaires in the Champs de Médrac, one of the smallest of the Cru Bourgeouis. In their tiny garage winery, Stephane vinifies each parcel separately and the finished wine is aged for 12-14 months in french oak barrels, many of which hail from the oak forest lining the majestic property. less