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Graves

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

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  • Sauvignon

  • Sémillon

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

  • Mission

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

Subregions of Graves

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  • Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion

    Château Larrivet Haut-Brion was acquired by the Gervoson family in 1987. They restored the estate...

  • Château Haut Selve

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

  • Château Haut-Bergey

    In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidatio...

  • André Lurton

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

  • La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion

    La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion is the second wine of Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This na...

  • Château de Chantegrive

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

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  • Chateau Sylvain Raymond Graves 2003

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    I bought this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80825. Graves is an AOC created in 1937, although there has been viticulture in the area since at least the Romans, for dry white and red wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux and north of the small town of Langon.Chateau Sylvain Raymond is an 18 hectare proper... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Rochemorin Pessac-Leognan 2009

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    This wine is great for the price. The blend and its young grapes allows the wine to be both elegant, fruit forward, and spicy. On the nose, there's lush dark and overripe berries, cardamon, and earth. The pallet is super soft and reflects the nose with the addition of soft ancho chili and sage. Would be great with venison or lamb. Read More

    Wine review by jackandterah


  • But you're missing out, Greg, on those good bottles from Graves and even the Loire! Most other New World places I'm with you on the SB...So NG, you always need to carry some copper wire around with you! What were you thinking not having any handy?  ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Getting past corked and brett...


  • Château Graville-Lacoste Graves White 2011

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    Love the long smooth refreshing finish. Perfect summertime wine. Read More

    Wine review by miata5


  • Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2014

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    Nice and fresh, showing both citrus fruit notes along with a stony backbone.91pts. Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


  • I am drinking a bottle of sweet botrytised white,an 'Ovation du Cros Graves Superieures 2013' Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Ovation du Cros Graves Superieures 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £6. Graves Superieures is an AOC created in 1937 for sweet botryised white wines from 44 communes south of the City of Bordeaux and north of the small town of Langon. [The Graves AOC was created in the same year for dry white and red wines from the same area] Graves Superieures includes S... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Good results from Graves for the vintage it would seem. The Pape Clement will be good a decade or so down the line. Domaine de Chevalier is always good. One of my favorite SBs (it usually has a higher SB proportion than the PC) on this earth.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • This is pertinent to that other thread I started on product placements (sortof) ... quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010. Full-bodied, with rich cassis, subtle burning embers a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Château Coustaut Red Bordeaux Blend Cadillac 2007

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    Wine review by testscreen


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