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Chateau des Places Grand Vin, Graves, France

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Wine Notes

Ownership: Vignobles Reynaud

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine 2010 Bronze


Grape Variety

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region
  • Graves is a wine district in France's Bordeaux region, characterized by the gravel soils (graves) after which it is named. Unique among Bordeaux's sub-regions, Graves is respected as much for its red wines as for its whites. It is the only district producing Grand Cru wines of both colors, most notably the Premier Grand Cru chateaux Haut-Brion (dry red and dry white) and d'Yquem (sweet white).

    The district's catch-all appellation is AOC Graves, which covers both red and white wines. A typical Graves red is based on the classic Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, ...more

  • Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity.

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