Name: Clos Haut Peyraguey Address: 1 Haut Peyraguey - Bommes (France) Web Site: www.bernard-magrez.com
Le Clos, whose name Peyraguey means promontory, is a jewel of vines lulled by the sun and fed by the mists of Ciron river which allow growing velvet beans that give a unique and prestigious golden wine: Sauternes of Clos Haut Peyraguey. The vineyard of Clos Haut-Peyraguey, nestled at the highest point of the plateau of Bommes in Sauternes is at the heart of the Premiers Grands Crus in 1855. It sits opposite the Chateau d'Yquem, and its immediate neighbors are called Rayne- Vigneau, Sigalas-Rabaud, Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Castle, Guiraud and La Tour Blanche!
This ancient barony acquired in the eighteenth century by Monsieur Pichard - then President of the Parliament of Bordeaux - has enjoyed through the decades a unique terroir and climatic conditions combined with an ancestral know-how enabling it to make its grapes play, a symphony excellence.
When classified in 1855, the area was called Château Peyraguey. In 1879 the Estate was split in two. One part was called Lafaurie-Peyraguey as a tribute to Mr. Lafaurie (former owner) who gave the Château its fame and the highest land on top of Bommes hill, was named Clos Haut-Peyraguey.
It is in 2012 that Bernard Magrez acquired Clos Haut-Peyraguey to the Pauly family who ran the property since 1914. In order to perpetuate the excellence of the Premier Grand Cru Classé of Sauternes but also to give it an international reputation, Bernard Magrez ensures make meticulous care in the vineyard is in the tradition but also innovation to produce a unique wine: high-Peyraguey Clos, Sauternes Insiders.