The Pleasure of Fruit
The young vines of the estate produce a very enjoyable wine, Château Pérac, where the fruit shines through. It takes its name from the layer of very hard yellow stone which underlies the best plots of the property.
Château Pérac is a more immediately affordable than Saransot being generally made from less concentrated grapes than those reserved for Saransot. Pérac has a shorter lifespan than Saransot.
In 2013 and 2017, there was no Pérac. The best vats are reserved for Saransot, but, for those years, the next-to-best were qualitatively insufficient for Pérac also. In general, Pérac is made up of either grapes from young vines or plots that have produced a little too much and therefore are less concentrated than what is required for Saransot.
Pérac: the goal is to make a good supple, fragrant wine that can be drunk fairly quickly with a medium aging potential.
When tasting the wine young, that is to say, less than five years old, it must also be decanted like Saransot Dupré unless you intend to drink the bottle over several days.
Château Pérac keeps well for around 10 years in a cellar with a temperature of 15°C or less if the cellar becomes warmer during the summer.
Food Suggestions for Château Pérac
Château Pérac can be drunk as an aperitif but more frequently it is enjoyed to accompany a meal.
It goes very well with different types of meats including game, grilled, and cold meats. It can also accompany cows’ and sheep’s
cheese. However, it is best to avoid goats’ and blue cheese.
It also goes well with a range of vegan dishes.