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vineyard in early morning mist chateau pey la tour bordeaux france
Chateau Pey la Tour, Bordeaux, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Chateau Pey la Tour is in the part of the Bordeaux wine country that is called Entre-deux-Mers. It is a district that is mainly known for its white wines but they also make excellent red wines under the Bordeaux appellation. Chateau Pey la Tour winery is owned by one of Bordeaux's biggest wine merchants (négociants), Vins et Vignobles Dourthe. It used to be called Chateau La Tour (or Latour) but the name was changed a few years back. (Perhaps to avoid lawsuits from a more illustrious Bordeaux chateau?)
The vineyards are extensive: they cover 195 hectares. It produces red wines with the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur appellations. The grape vine varieties used are classic Bordelais: merlot (that dominates), cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and a few plots of petit verdot.
Since Dourthe acquired Pey la Tour in 1990 they have invested heavily both in restructuring and replanting the vineyards and in the vinification facilities. The winery is now equipped with modern stainless steel fermentation vats and the latest winemaking equipment.
The chateau is also available as a conference centre and hotel.
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Bordeaux Chateau Pey la Tour - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson