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Château Gravaillas

Graves Red


The Graves region, stretching over sixty kilometers to the south-east of Bordeaux, owes its name to the nature of the soil, mainly consisting of terraces of stones and gravel.

The wines have enjoyed an international repute from time immemorial that has never waned. This magnificent 24-hectare vineyard is situated in the heart of the Sauternes area in the commune of Cérons.

The terroir here is truly exceptional, offering ideal characteristics for vine growing, with a protective micro-climate created by the surroundings streams, the deep, gravely soil over limestone strata and the perfect exposure facing south/south-east.

The rigorous maintenance of the vineyard is backed by painstaking vinification with severe sorting of the incoming harvest The grapes are then fermented traditionally in temperature-controlled vats to preserve all the aromas of the Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grape varieties.

Place of the estate : Cérons

Average production : 120 000 bottles

Area of the vineyard : 18 hectares

Soil : Deep stones and sandry gravel over limestone strata.

Grape varieties : 60% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc

Average age of the wines : 30 years

Vinification : Traditional with long vatting

Ageing : Vats & barrels

Tasting notes
This dense wine, with a deep, dark, garnet red colour, offers a well-balanced, spicy nose, with hints of the wood and very pronounced fruity aromas. Balanced and firm, full-bodied with a pleasant delicacy.

Matching with food
An excellent wine to be decanted and served with a shoulder of lamb or roast duck.
To be tasted between 16° et 18°C.

Cellaring potential
To be enjoyed now, or kept for 8 to 10 years.

The estate