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Graves

Dark fruit, tobacco, and spice in age-worthy, quality dry reds from renowned region.

Hailing from the premium namesake region on the Left Bank in Bordeaux, Graves red wines are led by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with a host of other black grape varieties sometimes appearing in the blend. This area, just south of the city of Bordeaux itself, produces elegant reds with a heart of dark fruit that develops complex spicy tobacco with age. 

Graves is credited with being the first area in Bordeaux to produce quality reds that were a taste of the heady esteem that was to come to this gold standard wine region. Wines from these parts made their mark way back in the 1300s! Uniquely, today Graves is renowned for both its quality reds and whites, a characteristic that isn’t common across Bordeaux wine sub-regions. It’s also home to the towering name of Château Haut-Brion, an 1855 Grand Cru Classé (crème de la crème) for red wines in the area. 

Fun Fact: Graves gets its name from its warming gravelly soils, much loved by the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.

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