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Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

The winery is located in the municipality of Bommes in the area Sauterne (Graves, Bordeaux) in the immediate vicinity of the famous Château d'Yquem, For the year 1618 an extensive land ownership of the eponymous Raymond Peyraguey is documented. In 1742 it was owned by Nicolas Pierre de Pichard, who at that time also the wineries Château Coutet and Château Lafite-Rothschild (then Château Lafite) belonged. This lost his head at the French Revolution in 1794 under the guillotine. In 1796 it was acquired by the citizen Lafaurie. After several owners there was an inheritance division in 1879 and it was the second estate Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Other owners were the wine merchant Désiré Cordier (from 1917) and the energy company GDF Suez (from 1984), until it was finally bought in 2014 by the Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz (including owner of Château Faugères ).

In the Bordeaux Classification in 1855 the estate was classified as "Premier Cru Classé" (Sauternes); at that time the goods were not yet separated. The vineyards cover 41 hectares and are planted with Semillon (90%), Sauvignon Blanc (8%) and Muscadelle (2%). The extremely long-lived sweet wine is aged for 18 to 20 months in up to 30% new barrels. The second wine is called "La Chapelle de Lafaurie".

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