Château de Respide
Appellation : Graves
Vintages : 2018 and 2019
Château de Respide is one of the oldest wine chateaux in the Graves region. Characterized by its Louis XIII style, it first was the property of Mr de La Reynie, lieutenant of King Louis XIV. Then it’s been owned by the Rodies family until 1932 and even won the gold medal of the Concour Agricole of Paris in 1899. It’s only in 1952 that the current owner, Mr Bonnet, inherited the estate. The chateau was sold in 1973, but the vineyard, the wine cellars and the farm buildings have been saved to permit the wine to keep its authenticity.
Scores obtained by
2018 vintage : 86 points out of 100
2019 vintage : 88 points out of 100
The opinion of our oenologists
Robe : Deep red, with shades of brown.
Nose : Bouquet with aromas of ripe fruits and grilled almonds.
Taste : Silky with a melted woodiness, it reveals the typical Graves wines’ spicy notes.
The Graves appellation
This appellation stretches over 5 000 ha at the south of Bordeaux and produces red and white wines. Soils are very different between the north and the south of the appellation and can be composed of gravels, sands, calys, silt or loamy sands.
Graves wines ageing potential goes from 3 to 10 years for reds, and from 2 to 6 for whites.
Our Graves wines