Published on November 9, 2023

Château La Peyruche: Between tradition and innovation...

By Shana Devleschoudere
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Between Cadillac and Bordeaux, on the slopes along the Garonne, opposite the Graves, lies Domaine La Peyruche, a historic 17th-century estate that long belonged to the de Montesquieu family. The estate is now owned by the Weisgerber family. This charming 50-hectare estate, including 20 hectares of vines in a single block, has been firmly committed to organic farming for several years now. After obtaining the HVE label in 2019, the estate is aiming for organic certification for the 2021 harvest.


The Château takes its name from the terroir in which it is planted, since "Peyre Ruche" means "rough stone" in Gascon. The vineyard is characterized by three main terroirs. The lower slopes are deep and clayey, giving fruity, supple wines. On the upper slopes, red gravel gives more structured wines, with notes of jammy fruit. Finally, the clay-limestone slopes produce wines of great finesse and freshness.

"I bought La Peyruche in 2017 after falling in love with this green setting, its history and its diverse, high-quality terroir."(Bertrand Weisgerber)

The vines are planted with Merlot, Caber-net-Sauvignon, Malbec, Sémillon and Sauvi-gnon. This diversity of grape varieties, combined with the diversity of soils, results in wines with unique personalities.


The estate team takes meticulous care in managing the vines, preserving the surrounding biodiversity and making the wines. Château La Peyruche produces mainly red wines, but also a rosé, a dry white and a sweet wine. The Côtes de Bordeaux "Fûts de Chêne" is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This cuvée is aged for twelve months in barrels.

The nose evokes black fruits (blackberry, cherry...) and spices. The Côtes de Bordeaux "Tradition", a 100% Merlot, reveals aromas of blackcurrant and cherry. Supple and round on the palate. The Bordeaux Rosé de La Peyruche exhales scents of fresh fruit (raspberry, strawberry) and English candy. Finally, Bordeaux Blanc is made from Sauvignon and Sémillon grapes. Its nose is marked by white flowers, peach, pear and a hint of vanilla, even smoke. Freshness dominates on the palate.

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