Landscape Libournais region
Saint-Émilion village
Landscape Côtes de Castillon region
Landscape AOC Margaux region
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Landscape Entre-Deux-Mers
Côteaux Entre-Deux-Mers
Château AOC Côtes de Francs
Château AOC Pessac-Léognan
Graves and Graves Supérieures A.O.C.
Dating from the Middle-Ages, the Graves used to be shipped from Bordeaux to England, which encouraged vineyards development (Marriage of Alienor of Aquitaine)
aoc graves The appellation name comes from the nature of its terroir : “graves” or pebbles carried out by the river.

Those polished stones reflect the rays of the sun and promote fruit ripening.

These pebbles, cocooned in clay, were left by the successive rivers that preceded the Garonne River and that hollowed out the limestone layer.

grape harvest bordeaux The red Graves develop aromas of red berries together with notes of spices and toast. Elegant and well-structured, fine and aromatic, they mature harmoniously.

The dry white Graves are elegant and plump. They develop notes of beeswax and honey. Sauvignon grapes add fruity and flowery aromas, with liveliness and expression.

The Graves Supérieures are sweet and mellow white wines with a strong bouquet and long lasting aftertaste. With their golden yellow hue, they achieve a good balance between mellow and acid flavour and develop notes of toast, honey and sometimes dry fruit.
Informations

Area : 3,600 ha

Average yearly production :
120,000 hl (red) or 16 million bottles red,
42,000 hl dry white Graves,
18,000 hl Graves Supérieures
Perfect accompaniments

Serve red Graves with roasted meat,
magret and game.
Dry white with seafood and fish