II.Our wines


Pauillac brings together the memories of an old port city on the Gironde’s banks, where water and wine have an intimately linked existence. Here, the locals call it “The River”. It protects the vineyard with a favourable micro-climate, and its proximity is a guarantee of quality for the vines.

The greatest number of classed growths, among the most famous of Bordeaux, are to be found on the lands of Pauillac. An exceptional model characterises this terroir of more or less sandy and well-drained Garonne gravel.

The perfect example of poor lands, unsuitable for any other crop, they are the basis of the opulence and quintessence of the wines of this appellation.

Ch. Cocks and Ed. Féret,

Bordeaux and its wines classified in order of merit, 19th edition. The vineyard benefits from deeply rooted vines and a terroir of gravelly ridges to the north and clay- limestone to the south, at between 14 and 22 metres above sea level.

Comprising two sectors with complementary terroirs, on the Pouyalet plateau and the belt around the Fonbadet Chartreuse, the vineyards benefit from ideal conditions for the production of rich and complex wines.

All the same, tradition required that Pascale and her team should install a statuette of Saint Peter with his back to the west, because according to a family belief, he protects the harvests from bad weather. This practice has proven its effectiveness over the years, and the technicians in the cellars as well as the vineyards apply it with respect and a sense of mischief.

Domaines Peyronie - Our wines

«The best vineyards are those that can see The River »

Pierre Peyronie
Domaines Peyronie
Domaines Peyronie - VITICULTURE

Good wineis first madein the vineyard


The Peyronies manage their vineyard according to this saying, in the most natural way possible.

Growing philosophy

Growing philosophy Since 2015, Domaines Peyronie has benefited from the advice of oenologists Michel Rolland and Julien Viaud. These collaborations have grown into friendships and resulted in even more elegant, subtle and complex wines.

“ Our terroir is an exceptional terroir, similar to that of the classed growths that surround us; we pay attention to it every day so that the grapes produced reflect it perfectly.”Paul Demoire, Vineyard Manager

The fifty-year-old vineyard is renewed through systematic replanting, and has one of the lowest yields in the Pauillac appellation.

The traditional Médoc pruning technique, known as double Guyot, controls yields naturally.

Soil upkeep is traditional, with seasonal ploughing, hoeing and earthing up. Domaines Peyronie continues with its commitment to the environment, started in 2011, in order to restore the ecosystem of fauna and flora. Moderate leaf removal is carried out at the end of flowering.

About a hundred days after flowering, we start tasting and checking the ripeness of the berries.

Domaines Peyronie - Vinification


«We make powerful, balanced, rounded wines; we retain the characteristics of the Pauillac appellation with the addition of soft, smooth notes. »

Jacques Poulain, Cellar Master

The harvest is scheduled plot by plot and is done by hand by a troop of around fifty pickers.

Before arriving in the vat room, the grapes are sorted in the vineyard on a mobile sorting table, then again when they arrive in the vat room on a vibrating sorting table.

After sorting, total destemming and light crushing, the berries are put into temperature- controlled concrete tanks, with each grape variety fermented separately.

The wine remains on skins for four to six weeks before the wine goes into barrel, with 50% new oak.

Texte manquant

This choice is deliberate, to avoid reinforcing the powerful tannins from the old vines with those from new oak.

This 18-month barrel ageing period gives roundness, silkiness and elegance to the wines.

Regular topping up and traditional racking without filtration marks out the ageing of the wines, which are blended for a second time two years after the harvest.

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Château Fonbadet

Two distinct sectors: 1.5 hectare around the property adjoining Château Latour and Château Pichon Comtesse, 10 hectares to the north of the appellation surrounded by the vineyard of Château Mouton Rothschild. Two choice terroirs, one where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, and the other where it coexists with Merlot.

Notes of black fruit, tobacco and spices. Still more harmony emerges with the passage of time, always with good length. Aromatic richness combined with powerful, velvety tannins.

Domaines Peyronie - Harmonie Fonbadet

Harmonie Fonbadet

Harmonie de Fonbadet satisfies the spontaneity of a sudden craving for something delicious.

An easy-drinking wine, with the same philosophy as Fonbadet, but a different expression.

A supple, intense, crunchy wine. It can be enjoyed immediately after ageing.

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