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.

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  • Mission

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon

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  • André Lurton

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

  • Château Bouscaut

    At Bouscaut we pride ourselves in producing wines that express the terroir in the purest traditio...

  • Château de Fieuzal

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

  • Château de Chantegrive

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

  • Château Coucheroy

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

  • Château Haut-Bergey

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

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  • EM - Yes, lots of older riders have their bikes shipped out to some place near ... 2012 Chateau de Chantegrive (Graves appellation), 2012 Chateau Labegorce Margaux, and a 2012 Hedges Red Mountain bottle.  The first one is a $100 wine, the last three are $30 wines.  We started with just tasting the four wines right out of the bottle.  The 2009 ... Read More

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  • L'Angelot de Seguin Pessac-Leognan 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... been the nothern part of the Graves appellation and is very close to the southern part of the City of Bordeaux.L'Angelot de Seguin is a second wine at Chateau Seguin and is made from the younger vines and consists of a 50/50 blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon.I started the bottle las... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Went to the Gastro Pub last night.  After talking with the owners ... ... ... with Chateau de Landiras Graves 2014 - this was really good.  For the price it's a steal and needs another 12 months to smooth out.By the way - they've got a kid in the who's taking CIA classes in Minneapolis during the week and drives home Friday night to cook here.... Read More

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  • Chateau de Landiras Graves 2014

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Just received some early '14 Bordeaux's.  A couple to stash for a ... couple of early drinkers:The Graves (X4) and D'Arce (X2) are early drinkers and the Lillian Ladouys (X3) and the Dreyem Valentin (X2) will sit for a few months.  Expect to purchase more of the Ladouys and if the dr Lindiras Graves is as good I hope it is, more of that also. ... Read More

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  • I've long had a weak spot for those Graves blends, though I've probably had 10 Domaine de Chevalier to every one Haut Brion Blanc, price not being the only issue. I've told myself there must be some cultish factor surrounding Mount Mary to justify that price on release.Do you usually drink structured reds with such spicy dishes? I've had some lu... Read More

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  • Stephen, good geographic coverage, with fine quality, too! How was the Polish ... pricing of the Mount Mary Graves blend. Read More

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  • Malartic Lagraviere Blanc 92 2013

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    The 2013 Malartic blanc opens furtively with a scent of musk, lemon grass and crushed gooseberry. From here, it just gets better:on the palate are notions of white pepper, more green fruit (gooseberry again) and a hint of almond bitters on the finish. Deep, dense and viscous without a heavy hand, this wine is superb. 93. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Magence Graves Blanc 2012

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    Wine review by Audra NY


  • I mentioned several days ago how much of a fan of good Burgundy chards I am. ... ... from the Loire or the Graves. With all the other options out there, and many people wanting to talk about new finds, old standards tend to get ignored and even dissed with new drinkers not even being aware of what they offer. But whites like Silex, or a good ... Read More

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