Graves Wine


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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  • Sémillon

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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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 Haut-Bergey

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

  • Château Malartic-Lagraviere

    Château Malartic-Lagravière, originally Domaine de Lagravière, is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac...

  • Château Belon

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

  • 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 Carbonnieux

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

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  • Chateau Smith Lafitte Pessac Leognan 2009


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    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Château la Garde Blanc 2011


    This smoky Bordeaux Blanc has prominent notes of wild gooseberry, musk and grass (may be due to the Sauvignon Gris component). The entry is complex, with more musk and gooseberry, and the finish is smooth, thirst-quenching and quite long. Elegant and an excellent deal from a ho-hum vintage. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • De Serrey 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • De Serrey 2011


    Clean on the nose, medium+ intensity, blackcurrant, oak.Developing.Dry, medium acidity,medium alcohol,medium tannin, medium body,medium+ flavour intensity ( Blackcurrant, violet, riped red fruits)Very well balanced with velvety tannins and wonderful quality fruit. Medium finish.Elegant oak presenceA very good wine.Can drink now but has potential... Read More

    Wine review by wine2910

  • It is very old and possibly no longer drinkable and definitely well past its ... one of the top producers in Graves/Pessac-Leognan. How much it is worth depends apon what somebody else is prepared to pay. Why don't you stick it on if you really want to sell i Read More

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  • Château Cantelaudette Graves de Vayres Blanc 2012


    Beautiful nose rich in mouth Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Lion Blanc Château Saint-Marc 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Chateau Ferbos Graves Blanc 2011


    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

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