Is Graves a Bordeaux wine?
Graves is a wine district on the left bank of the Bordeaux region in France, characterized by the gravel soils (graves) after which it is named. Unique among Bordeaux’s sub-regions, Graves is equally respected for both its red wines as for its whites.
Where are the best Graves wines produced?
The iconic Graves wine region of Bordeaux is equally well known for its elegant red and white wines. It is named after the gravelly soil found on its vineyard lands. This Bordeaux sub-region is where the Romans first planted grape vine parcels (nearly 2,000 years ago.)
What are the three sub-regions of Graves known for sweet wine production?
Once the king of Bordeaux, Graves is now perhaps best known as the sub-region that contains the important sweet wine appellations of Cérons, Barsac and, most notably Sauternes, as well as the prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation which contains all of the Cru Classé estates from the 1953 Graves classification.
Is Graves in the Médoc?
In the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, only one Graves property, Château Haut-Brion, one of the four original First growths, was included among the red wines, with all the rest being Médoc properties. All the sweet wines of the 1855 classification were from Sauternes, which is a part of Graves.
Is Graves left or right bank?
Left vs Right bank Bordeaux: Appellations South of Bordeaux, the Left Bank includes Pessac-Léognan and Graves, plus Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines. The Right Bank’s most famous appellations are Pomerol and St-Emilion, the latter of which has four ‘satellite’ appellations.
Why is Liber Pater so expensive?
This exorbitant price started with the 2015 vintage. Previously, the vintages of these wines were traded at around 5,000 euros per bottle. The reason for this significant price increase is explained by the use of exclusively “free standing” grape varieties from 2015. This means from ungrafted grape varieties.
What is a white Bordeaux wine?
White Bordeaux is generally a blended wine, mostly of sauvignon blanc and sémillon, with perhaps a few others like sauvignon gris and some more obscure grapes.
Is Bordeaux left or right bank?
The Left Bank encompasses the Médoc wine region north of Bordeaux. South of Bordeaux, the Left Bank includes Pessac-Léognan and Graves, plus Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines. The Right Bank’s most famous appellations are Pomerol and St-Emilion, the latter of which has four ‘satellite’ appellations.