La BORDEAUXTHÈQUE

Graves & Pessac-Léognan

Located just south of the city, Graves AOC was officially established in 1937 on the first Bordeaux vineyard which dates back 2000 years. This appellation follows the left bank of the Garonne for 50 kilometers towards the south and averages 10 kilometers in width. 75% of the 3,420 hectares is planted with red grape varieties. The area is protected by the Landes pine forest to the west and tempered by the Garonne river to the east. Its gravelly and sandy alluvial soil is well suited for Cabernet-Sauvignon based wines, associated with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and sometimes with Petit-Verdot. The wines are velvety, with soft and well-structured tannins and always fruity.

In the northern part of Graves, at the limit of the city of Bordeaux, the Pessac-Léognan AOC (80% red wine) was created in 1987 to regroup the top wines. 13 Growths were classified in 1959 for their reds and also one First Growth from the famous 1855 classification. The Pessac-Léognan vineyard (1,600 hectares) is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and a bit of Cabernet Franc. Vineyards which are located near the urban area of Bordeaux have a milder climate. Pessac-Léognan red wines are very rich and elegant with a silky structure and a smoky touch given by the soil. Their aging potential is very high, especially for the Classified Growths.

Château Haut-Brion
1er Grand Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Carbonnieux
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château de Fieuzal
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Haut-Bailly
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Latour Martillac
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Malartic Lagravière
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Olivier
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Pape Clément
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Domaine de Chevalier
Cru Classé
Pessac-Léognan

Le Clarence de Haut-Brion
2nd label of Château Haut-Brion
Pessac-Léognan

Les Plantiers du Haut-Brion
2nd label of Château Haut-Brion
Pessac-Léognan

La Croix de Carbonnieux
2nd label of Château Carbonnieux
Pessac-Léognan

La Chapelle de La Mission Haut-Brion
2nd label of Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Pessac-Léognan

Le Clémentin du Château Pape Clément
2nd label of Château Pape Clément
Pessac-Léognan

Les Hauts de Smith
2nd label of Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Pessac-Léognan

Château Brown

Pessac-Léognan

Château Ferran

Pessac-Léognan

Château Lespault-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan

Clos Marsalette

Pessac-Léognan