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Château Pey de Pont

 

A.O.C. Médoc

 

Cru Bourgeois since 1932

 

Open every day .

Please phone in advance on weekends an Public Holidays.

 

Château Pey de Pont is located in Civrac en Médoc, 5km from Lesparre, in the Médoc winegrowing area.

Background

The Castle Pey de Pont is a wine ownership which exists for 1850s (classified in the 1re Edition of Bordeaux and its Wines) and where succeeded one another 3 families.
In 1874, it produced 90 barrels in total and it is in 1932, that she should be classified in Bourgeois Vineyard.
In 1950, Mr Jean REICH buys the domain constituted by 12 Hectares. It ameliorates, extends the vineyard and delivers its production in cooperative cellar. His son Henry becomes established in his turn by continuing the job undertaken by his father.
It is in 1997, during the installation of Laurent and Olivier, children of Henry REICH, that decision of
re- to convert into wine on ownership is made, the vineyard is extended and a marketing in bottle develops.
After the job of 3 generations, the Castle Pey de Pont represents 36 Hectares of grapevine today, is a complete production 240 000 collars.

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Description

The 36-hectare vineyard is located in two villages in the Médoc, Bégadan and Civrac.

 

Bégadan vineyard

 

Area under vine 17 hectares

 

Density

 

8000 vines/hectare

 

Soil

 

Sand-gravel

 

Subsoil

 

Clay

 

Grape varieties

 

40% Merlot

55% Cab. Sauv.

5% Cab. Franc

Average age

 

32 years

 

 

Civrac Médoc vineyard

 

Area under vine

19 hectares

 

Density

 

5000 vines/hectare

 

Soil

 

Clay-limestone

 

Grape varieties

 

75% Merlot

25% Cab. Sauv.

Average age

 

10 years

 

Cover crop between the rows

Château Pey de Pont is made from grapes grown on old vines. It is vatted for a long time after fermentation, aged in oak barrels for approximately 12 months, then shipped in bottles and magnums.

 

 

 

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