Discover the Graves wine appellations
The Graves vineyard, located in southwest France, is considered to be the oldest part of the Bordeaux vineyard. It is more than 2,000 years old and has been active for all this time. Despite a very poor soil quality, mostly made of gravel (hence the name "Graves"), this vineyard is extremely lively. It spans over 50 km, which represents 3,420 hectares, and can produce 60 hectoliters of wine per hectare. The gravel found underground act like natural solar panels: they store sunlight during the day and diffuse its warmth during the night.
The controlled appellations one can find in the Graves vineyard are the eponymous Graves and the Pessac-Léognan (for red wines), produced by well-known estates such as the Château Haut-Bailly or the Château Haut-Brion. As for the white wines, there are other appellations, like the Graves-Supérieures or the Cérons.
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