Madiran vineyards are located in the Haut Béarn region, in the heart of the Vic Bilh, “old country” in the local dialect. Shaped by Pyrenean moraines, the Madiran region is composed of a succession of South-North oriented valleys. Its multiple slopes have an East-West exposure.
Chateau Peyros sets itself apart thanks to a very specific terroir and micro-climate. Planted over a significant rocky mass, Chateau Peyros is the only vineyard benefiting of a full south exposure. This exceptional sun exposure guaranties a greater photosynthesis for its vineyard, a greater maturation of its grapes and higher quality of its wine production. The soil is composed of a conglomerate of rolled pebbles and clay called “pouzzolanes”. Chateau Peyros’s 49 acres of vineyard are composed of Tannat (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%).
Where tradition meets innovation, Chateau Peyros’ cellars, created by Emile Penaud, is today one the most modern of the appellation. Fervent supporters of sustainable agriculture, the Lesgourgues Family has reduced the use of chemicals by more than 40% since they took over the property.
The vineyards, the cellars and the beautiful old Convent are open to the public upon reservation, from Monday to Friday only.
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