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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  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Graves

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  • Château de Fieuzal

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

  • Château Coucheroy

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

  • Château Belon

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

  • André Lurton

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

  • Château Haut-Bergey

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

  • Château Smith Haut-lafitte

    HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are pl...

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  • Chateau Ferbos Graves Blanc 2011

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    Reticent on the nose with more of a minerally, gravelly note under aromas of dried green fruits and hint of fennel and honey. Smooth and seamless in the mouth with an herbal cast to the flavors along with a rather firm mineral spine that drives this across the plate. Not fruit driven, there is a nice array of subtle flavors here and this shows a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Ferbos Graves Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Dourthe Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc la Grande Cuvee 2012

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    Wine review by polesm


  • Chateau Cantelys Pessac Leognan 2009

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    This wine takes some air to open up. Moderate color, not inky, soft tannin, some cedar in the nose with plum, spice, black currant and floral notes. Medium body with a fairly long finish. An enjoyable wine but at this price point, I could beat it with a Washington state red blend or cab. My rating-- 89. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Clos Marsalette Pessac-Léognan Premier 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc Pessac Leognan 2007

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    This revered Pessac Cru Classé of the (mostly) maligned 2007 vintage emits smoke, French Roast Coffee, cedar, tobacco and cassis on the nose - quite inviting, actually; and the entry has a smooth maturity with light tannins and coffee-blackberry flavours dominating the palate and finish. Good finesse and elegance. Drink now for best results. ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac 2012

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    Wood is a bit inelegant and obvious on the nose. A bit simple and sweetly toasty on the nose today with a green olive and dried herb underlay. A bit thin in the mouth with a bit too much wood tannin making this smooth and dry without much detail on the palate and hard and dry on the tannic finish. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac 2012

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    Wine review by mark


  • Château Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan Ex-Negociant 2005

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    Smoky and a bit twiggy and stoney on the nose with red fruit and rust. This is curiously a touch sweet almost on entry the this turns firm and a bit mean for a moment before showing the ripe fruit of the nose again, vacillates between ripe fruit and fairly aggressive mineral notes, and while this is a touch lacking in substance it does promise t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Château Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan Ex-Negociant 2005

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