The Graves vineyard, located in southwest France, is considered to be the oldest part of the Bordeaux vineyard. It is more than 2000 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 3420 hectares, and can produce 60 hectoliters 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, the Pessac-Léognan (for red wines), and the Graves-Supérieures and Cérons (white wines).
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