Although Catherine de Loze did not intend to take over the family winery, when her father passed away, she needed to make a decision: continue as a lawyer or take over the winery. For her, it was not possible to sell land that had been in her family for 400 years. Château Peybrun, the oldest family-owned winery in Cadillac, has been in the family for such a long time that the plots are named after ancestors. All 15 hectares surround the house and winery in a single block on rolling hillsides with mostly southern exposure.
The winery has remained unchanged since de Loze took over; the fermentation and aging for the Cadillac-Côtes de Bordeaux happens in old, unlined concrete tanks. These wines are beautiful examples of a traditional, old-style of Bordeaux. De Loze is proud to be one of the first women to make wine in Bordeaux and the leopard symbol on the label - the symbol for Eleanor of Aquitaine - refers to a group of women winemakers who fraternized in the eighties.
80% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscadelle. Hand harvesting with berry-by-berry sorting ("tries selectives" with 2 to 3 passes through the plot) to reach the perfect "pourriture noble" botrytis concentration and expression. With such attentive sorting, it never exceeds 20 hL/ha and gets the perfect balance of alcohol and residual sugar.
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