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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  • 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

  • Mission

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

Subregions of Graves

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  • Château de L'Hospital

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

  • Château Bouscaut

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

  • André Lurton

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

  • Château Haut Selve

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

  • 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 Belon

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

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Graves on Snooth

  • Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Net 2006

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    Wine review by Anupong


  • Chateau Perron Grand Vin de Bordeaux 2008

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    Fantastic. One of the best wines I have tried in a while. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • I looked at the wine list and I can't really tell what things cost because ... or so--and they are the only Graves classified for red and white, I think.  Or either of the white Burgundies from Olivier Leflaive look pretty good, both under $90 at current rates. On the whites generally, the Burgs look pretty decently priced for the quality.  I'... Read More

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  • Clos Floridene Grand Vin de Graves 2010

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    Very nice bordeaux with nice tannins from the cabernet and a bit of roundness from the merlot. Still a bit young and reserved but showing nice dark berries and a touch of licorice on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Chateau Carbonnieux Grand Cru Classe de Graves Pessac-Leognan 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... the 1950's 16 wines of the Graves appellation were classified as Grand Cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Carbonnieux both red and white.In 1987,however, the northern part of what was the Graves appellation,including Chateau Carbonnieux and most of the more prestigious proper... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château Carbonnieux Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2003

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    Wine review by fadywine


  • Carbonnieux Rouge Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival 2009

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    Tried it at Zeiad Read More

    Wine review by fadywine


  • Château Bouscaut Grand Cru Classe de Graves 1997

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on ... the 1950's 16 wines of Graves were classified as grand cru as a marketing exercise and this included Chateau Bouscaut both red and white.In 1987,however,the northern part of what was the Graves appellation including Chateau Bouscaut and most of the more prestigious properties became the Pessac-Leogn... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau Bousquet Graves 2011

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    BORING!!! Crystal clear in the glass. No perceivable aromas. On the palate is is almost watery--no fruit flavors at all. A little tartness might be the only saving grace, here. US$12.99 at Costco in Chino Hills Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Chateau Magneau Cuvee Julien Graves Blanc 2010

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    Smells beautiful and fragrant but taste is too light, mineral and clean to me. It's a little boring Read More

    Wine review by mermal2xy


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