Graves Wine


Graves is a very important part of Bordeaux, located downstream (south) of the city of Bordeaux, south of the Medoc. The name refers to its gravelly soil. The Medoc was just a swamp and it was Graves that produced the best wines of the region until the Dutch drained the Medoc in the 17th century. The region is known for white wines, especially (but not only) botrytized dessert-style ones like Sauternes, but is also home to Haut-Brion, one of the original First Growths, and, in fact, produces more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated reds than whites.

– Description from Hana Choi

Varietals Produced in Graves View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Sauvignon

Subregions of Graves

Popular Wineries in Graves View all

  • Château Smith Haut-lafitte

    HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are pl...

  • Château Haut Selve

    Chateau Branda is in a region rich in prestigious Castles, in interesting Museums and in typical ...

  • Château Belon

    The family Dépiot has invested since the 18th century in the agricultural sciences, agronomy, t...

  • Château de Fieuzal

    Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premi...

  • André Lurton

    A respect for the typicity of our terroir whilst at the same time always searching for a modernit...

  • Château de Chantegrive

    In 1966 Henri and Françoise Lévêque acquired a few plots of vines in the commune of Podensac. ...

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  • Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2011


    This intriguing, not-so-cheap Graves white from the somewhat unheralded 2011 vintage offers a nose of herbal tea - tisane with chamomile and lemon peel, perhaps, with a hint of spearmint. Very inviting. The entry is presents a pleasant hedonic hit as well with peach, sweet lemon and pear. There is some tartness, but mostly balanced, elegant an... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château Haut Bergey Rouge Grand Vin de Pessac Léognan 2011


    This edition of Haut-Bergey is a very pleasant surprise:it has a mild nose of red currants, plum and blackberry that evokes parfum, while on the palate the soft tannin is already dissipating with elegant licks of plum and blackberry on a moderately long finish. Drinking nicely now, it might last another 4-5 years. But why wait? 90 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château Haut Bergey Rouge Grand Vin de Pessac Léognan 2011


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  • La Petit Haut Lafite 2009


    This deep, dark wonderful expression of northern Graves has a deep red colour (almost black) with a nose of evenly crushed blackberry... very elegant. On the palate, there is more Sauvignon heritage with warm, sweet cigar and Kirsch. As a second wine, unbelievable. 91 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • I think even you, Fox, are thinking too much within CA. There are ... de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves, for $202011 Mondavi Napa Valley, for $172012 Martin Ray "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for $25, even though I used to buy his wines in the '80s for $5 or sometimes less; would be curious to revisit2012 Louis M. Martini Sonoma County Cab... Read More

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  • La Petit Haut Lafite 2009


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    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château la Garde Blanc 2011


    This smoky Bordeaux Blanc has prominent notes of wild gooseberry, musk and grass (may be due to the Sauvignon Gris component). The entry is complex, with more musk and gooseberry, and the finish is smooth, thirst-quenching and quite long. Elegant and an excellent deal from a ho-hum vintage. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château Haut-Brion Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 1982


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    Wine review by jamlani

  • De Serrey 2011


    Clean on the nose, medium+ intensity, blackcurrant, oak.Developing.Dry, medium acidity,medium alcohol,medium tannin, medium body,medium+ flavour intensity ( Blackcurrant, violet, riped red fruits)Very well balanced with velvety tannins and wonderful quality fruit. Medium finish.Elegant oak presenceA very good wine.Can drink now but has potential... Read More

    Wine review by wine2910

  • It is very old and possibly no longer drinkable and definitely well past its ... one of the top producers in Graves/Pessac-Leognan. How much it is worth depends apon what somebody else is prepared to pay. Why don't you stick it on if you really want to sell i Read More

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