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The Graves region is the oldest wine terroir in Bordeaux. Today, the Graves region extends from the Bordeaux agglomeration up to and beyond the town of Langon, covering an area of over fifty km in length and 15 to 20 km wide. Bordered by pine forest and the ocean to the west, and the Garonne to the east, this region enjoys a very mild climate. Unwelcome spring frosts are few and far between while arid heat waves are extremely rare. As a result, the vines don’t really experience damaging differentials in temperature and hydrometry.
Red wines are distinctive for their translucent rich ruby red colour. Their aromas are evocative of red berries, violets, liquorice and peach. Powerful, intense, rounded and elegant on the palate. This wine is perfect for ageing in barrels.
The Graves Supérieures are semi-sweet white wines that are among the most representative of Bordeaux production. Long-term ageing when they are dry, they hold their own among the finest dry white wines. Whether from the Graves or Graves Supérieures A.O.C, produced from expert blending, and matured in barrels or in vats, this refined and lively dry wine has a surprisingly long-lasting aromatic palate of honey, muscat and flowers (acacia).
‘Graves Supérieures’ is a concentrated, subtle wine with a wonderful roundness. Aromas of citrus developing into white peaches, with elegant nuances of apricot and acacia to delight the most refined palates
The Pessac-Léognan A.O.C sits at the gates of Bordeaux on the northern section of the Graves A.O.C. The appellation was only established in 1987 but has a particularly old terroir which dates back to the Middle Ages. It brings together all of the Graves Grands Crus Classé such as Châteaux Haut-Brion and Pape Clément. The majority of Pessac-Léognan wines are powerful and fleshy red wines but a small part of the vineyard is dedicated to producing fresh and wonderfully balanced white wines.
Covering over forty hectares, the Cérons A.O.C is situated next to Sauternes and produces sweet wines. Cérons wines are lighter in sugar than those of Sauternes, distinguishable from Sauternes and Barsac wines by their more lively character. They can also be stored for 5 to 15 years.