Offering great value, Château Peyrat wears its heart on its sleeve. This is an accessible, tobacco-scented, earthy Graves red, with up-front, plummy fruit, wild herbs and clear mineral elements. Simple and fresh, this is traditional "lunchtime claret", Merlot dominated and unadorned with oak. The Graves is where red Bordeaux originated. It produced wine when the greatest properties in the Médoc today were still swamps – as yet undrained. Despite a solid viticultural history, the Graves seems to have lost its place, since the wine world's shorthand descriptions – Right Bank, Left Bank – over simplify what is happening on the ground. Also, when Pessac-Léognan elected to set itself apart from the Graves, it rather forgot to tell the world or no-one was listening. Graves is still in common parlance but as a synonym for Pessac-Léognan. True Graves, like Château Peyrat, can be overlooked.
Château Peyrat is owned by the Cambillau family. They have fifteen hectares under vine, of which six are red and nine white. The blend is 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, grown on sandy gravel which produces an accessible, early-drinking style. The average age of vines is 25 years. Château Peyrat is aged in stainless steel for eighteen months