Château La Gravière
Appellation : Haut-Médoc
Vintages : 2018, 2019 and 2020
The Château La Gravière is located in the heart of the Médoc, near the commune of Saint-Estèphe. This charming 19th century residence, nestled in the greenery, is surrounded by its 19 hectare vineyard. For many generations, this ancient estate was important and prosperous, but like many other Médoc estates, its vineyard area had diminished considerably by the middle of this century. The present owner, who is also the mayor of the commune, has for over forty years, through meticulous care, improved and reconstituted the vineyard, restored the old buildings and built new cellars to restore it to its former importance and increase its reputation.
Scores obtained by
2018 vintage : 88 points out of 100
2019 vintage : 86 points out of 100
2020 vintage : 86 points out of 100
The opinion of our oenologists
A fragrant wine, with red fruit aromas and soft and pleasant tannins, which are very appreciated for their delicacy and bouquet.
The Haut-Médoc appellation
The Haut-Médoc appellation is located to the north of the city of Bordeaux and covers an area of 4,300 ha, covering 29 communes. It has the particularity of having 6 communal appellations in its production area : Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Moulis-en-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc and Margaux. The soils are mainly gravelly. The main grape varieties in order of importance are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenère. Haut-Médoc wines are fine and complex, with notes of red and black fruits. They age well over time due to their barrel ageing and can be kept for 3 to 10 years, or even longer for certain high quality wines.