Appellation Graves Superieures is reserved for white still wines located south west ( Yellow ) within the Bordeaux wine area as seen in our Bordeaux wine glass.
Appellation Graves and Graves Superieures forms a strip approximately ten kilometers wide on the left bank of the Garonne, north of Bordeaux and southeast of Langon.
The soil in which the vines are planted is composed of pebbles, gravel or less coarse sand mixed with silt and clay.
In 2010 the vineyards extended to over nearly 5,000 hectares, producing an annual amount equal to 160,000 hectoliters (21 million bottles of wine).
The wines of the appellation of origin Graves Superieures have sugar residual from grapes harvested at ripening. all of which are harvested by hand.
Wines are well structured, gold in colour with aromas of candied fruit and the possible assembly with the sauvignon and Muscadelle grape brings out the freshness.
Wines are subject to an ageing until the 15th January following the years harvest and then made available to the consumer after the 31st January.
The grape harvest, wine making, and development also aging of wines are guaranteed in the territory of the following municipalities in the department of Gironde:
Arbanats, Ayguemortes le Graves, Beautiran, Begles, La Brede, Budos, Cabanac Villagrains, Cadaujac, Canejan, Castres Gironde, Cerons, Cestas, Eysines Gradignan, Guillos, Le Haillan, Illats, Isle Saint Georges, Landiras, Langon, Leogeats, Leognan, Martillac, Mazeres, Merignac, Pessac, Podensac, Portets, Pujols sur Ciron, Roaillan, Saint Medard D'eyrans, Saint Michel de Rieufret, Saint Morillon Saint Pardon de Conques, Saint Pierre de Mons, Saint Selve, Saucats, Talence, Toulenne Villenave d'Ornon, Virelade, and part of the territory of the municipality of Coimieres.
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