Château des Graves
Great value and package in a “Right Bank” Bordeaux. The estate is composed of 10 hectares with vines situated on the plateau in the township of Portets, about 20 miles South of Bordeaux. Gravel soil on clay. The winemaker, Christine Jacoby-Sourdes, has always been surrounded by vines, as her parents owned vineyards in Barsac. She studied oenology at the Université de Bordeaux, and started professionally making wine in 1986. She was the first woman to take up a oenology laboratory in the Sauternes region. The estate has HEV3—High Environmental Value 3—the highest certification level. This means a more friendly environmental agriculture within very strict specifications, created and controlled by the French State.