Vineyards of Pessac-Léognan,
Barsac et Loupiac
The Graves region is where the first Bordeaux wines were made. It stretches for 60 kilometres (37 miles) to the south of the city between the Lande of Gironde and the right bank of the River Garonne. Graves wines are distinctively elegant and subtle. The reds are made from the Merlot, Cabernet, Malbec and Petit Verdot grape varieties, which make them highly coloured and sappy with delicate tannic structures.
To the south of Graves, Sauternes and Barsac are located in valleys landscape. Morning mists from the Ciron Stream, cleared by the autumn sun, contribute to the appearance of the famous “noble rot”. These wines from late harvest offer unique flavours.