Graves Wine

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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  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Sauvignon

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  • Château de Fieuzal

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

  • Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion

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

  • Château de Chantegrive

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

  • Château Carbonnieux

    Chateau Carbonnieux is located just a few miles from Bordeaux. This beautiful castle overlooks...

  • 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 Coucheroy

    André Lurton Since 1987 : President and founder of the Syndicat Viticole de Pessac-Léognan, inst...

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  • Chateau la Louviere Pessac-Leognan 2014

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    I bought this botte of wine from the website ... the northern part of the Graves appellation and is very close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux.Chateau la Louviere is a well established producer here and is owned by Andre Lurton who played a leading role in establishing the new appellation.My bottle consists of 70% cabernet sauvigno... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Haut Brion 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Paul, Chateau Martillac out of Graves is one I like as well. My experience is with the red however Bordeaux Blanc is pretty ilunderrated across the board. Read More

    Forum post in the topic The France Show


  • Chateau Haut-Brion 1-Er Grand Cru Classe 1993

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    1.5 Liter; or magnum. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Blanc 2014

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    The 2014 edition of the well-respected Chateau Carbonnieux has grassy, ... ... ... flower?). Perfect white Graves, in other words. This wine will age further, but is fine now. 9 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château Olivier Rouge 2012

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    Punching above the weight of the vintage is the Chateau Olivier 2012...with a wonderfully miscible blend of cedar bark, blackberry jam and white pepper on the nose and a good blackberry and soft oak on the palate. Finish is quite long for the vintage and the wine will mate well with steak. 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • It's a place with as long a history as most any winery in France--Chateau ... ... Haut Brion, down in the Grave Read More

    Forum post in the topic How not to store wine


  • Chateau de Chantegrive Caroline Blanc 2015

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    A beautiful Fall day in Vancouver BC suggested Provencal at Chez Meme followed by wine in the nearby park with very old and dear friends. Chantegrive Blanc 2015 seemed up to the challenge with toasty oak and pear on the nose followed by soft oak, pear, gooseberry and lemon grass on the palate - which lingered long and with great satisfaction to... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 91 2013

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    Domaine de Chevalier was reputed to be among the best picks of 2013 - a sub-par vintage - and it does reach to the skies; the scent is of rich, ripe cherries cut on a metal board, and the entry is similarly metallic and rich in red and black fruit with some cedar shank and oak tannin. Finish is long and indicates some aging potential - although ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Nice call on Raymond, and 14' Graves looks good too.  Read More

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