WINES FROM CHATEAU GRAVILLE-LACOSTE
ABOUT CHATEAU GRAVILLE-LACOSTEHervé Dubourdieu is the sixth generation of his family to grow vines. Graville Lacoste is a 20 acre property southeast of the city of Bordeaux in Graves AOC. The name of the appellation should be no suprise as the soil is indeed very gravelly.
Dubourdieu’s white Graves is made primarily from Semillon, a richer, more ample grape than the other white grape grown in the region, Sauvignon Blanc.
Gravelly soil produces an elegant, clean table wine with aromas of honey, acacia, peach and almond.
This property is located more toward Sauternes than Leognan, which might be why Graville is more honeyed and flattering in its youth. Graville, like Sauternes, is harvested by successive tries to obtain perfect ripeness. Dubourdieu vinifies each of the varietals separately, in order to allow full expression of each grape type. The wine is stirred on its lees weekly in order to give body and richness.