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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  • Sémillon

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

  • Sauvignon

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • 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...

  • Château Bouscaut

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

  • 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 L'Hospital

    On a par with the greatest Bordeaux wines, Château de L’Hospital, situated in Portets in the hear...

  • Château Coucheroy

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

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Graves on Snooth

  • Chateau Bel-Air Gallier Graves 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Toulouze la Metaire Graves de Vayres 2007

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Clerckenwell [ ... ] for £8. Graves de Vayres is an AOC in the Bordeaux region for red and white wines from the communes of Vayres and Arvevres on the west bank of the Dordogne river about 15 miles east of the City of Bordeaux.It should not be confused with the Graves AOC which is further wes... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • "In addition to California examples you should be able to find Sauvignon ... Loire River Valley and the Graves and surrounding portions of Bordeaux. Those are generally good SBs, and include the best made anywhere in the world. California followed thanks to Mondavi as much as anybody else. They're more hit and miss. All the while South Africa ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic what to drink


  • Really  Big Al,   Your last post and the accompanying picture of ... ... the Haut-Brion estate in Graves which later became one of the First Growths in the 1855 clqassificatio Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Whoops, re read my post above.  That bottle will be good--let's go ... ... Léognan [in the Graves area] after [the considerably more expensive] Haut-Brion. It’s a wine in a modern style — some would argue a little too modern, but that’s just a matter of opinion.”Whether one liked it or not, it was clear that the merlot was throwing people off... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • I refreshed my memory on Lichine, after it had gathered cobwebs for a couple of ... ... than labeling it "Graves," Lichine and Schoonmaker found its sales volume to increase several-fold. More important, they were able to sell it in the important east coast U.S. market. Others, such as Robert Mondavi, soon adopted the practice, which has becom... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chateau la Garde 2012

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    The 2012 la Garde has blackberry and raspberry notes to the bouquet coupled with a deep, blood-red colour. The wines from Pessac-Leognan seem to have done well; the grapes were likely manually harvested (were in the past) and certainly taste pure on the palate where Merlot notes of cherry seem to come through more strongly at first... then the ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chapelle de Martignac Graves 2000

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website ... 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. My bottle was made at Chateau Martignac,a small estate at B... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The newspapers this morning in the UK had reports of last night's  ... ... 2007Chateau Haut-Brion Graves 1989Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2008Warres Vintage Port 19 Read More

    Forum post in the topic Xi Jinping State Banquet


  • Chateau Rahoul 2012

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    This is a delicious Merlot-based Graves that is ready right now; graphite and cherry greet the nose, and the entry is dominated by Merlot-typical cherry and some residual tannin/lignin. Finish is smooth and fruity - though not nearly so dense as the 2010 or 2009 (as expected). Good value. A bit underrated, methinks. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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