Chateau Peyrat, Peytar, Petillant Naturel


Estate / Producer / Brand: Chateau Peyrat

Region: Cérons, Graves, Gironde, France

Appellation: Vin de France

Type: Sparkling white wine (Pétillant Naturel)

Vintage: 2020

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Haute Valeur Environementale (HVE)

Grapes used: 90% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon

Blend: Not communicated

Winemaking details: Indegeneous yeasts. Not filtered. Ancestral Method (first fermentation is temporarily stopped by chilling the wine and restarts once within the bottle)

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: not communicated

Sulphites: contains sulphites


  • Colour = Lemon
  • Intensity = Medium (cloudy)


  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Aromas = Melon, Apricot, White Peach, Pear, brioche, biscuit, pastry


  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity = High
  • Tannins = N/A
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Flavour details = Melon, Apricot, White Peach, Pear, brioche, biscuit, pastry
  • Other = slightly harsh bubbles, coarse texture, a little lactic
  • Finish = Medium


  • Overall Quality = Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 2-3 years
    • Will not increase much in complexity through aging but aging can help soften the bubbles and the coarse texture
  • Retail Price = 17 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = At the right price
  • Comparison with same price competition = in line with the average quality of same priced wines but with a slightly better aromatics
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable (not communicated level of final sugar)
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = desserts and fruits
  • Comments = the medium acidity, medium length finish, and coarse texture prevents this wine to be graded higher
  • Final Grade = B

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Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale