Château Graulet

AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux

Located on the best beautiful Passac’s hillsides, close to Blaye, overlooking the Gironde estuary, this wonderful 30 ha property is probably one of the best of the appellation, with the biggest part of Malbec. It was quoted in 1949 as Premier Cru Bourgeois by the Guide Ferret.  Today it is run by the Raimond family who wants to reveal all its potentials respecting the environment.

TERROIR

The soil is a blend of clay, limestone and red gravel on hillsides south, southest and southwest exposed.

BLEND

70% Merlot

30% Malbec

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

The natural grass is kept between the rows, and the soil is worked mechanically under the vine-plants to galvanize the microbial life and push the roots to go deeper. The property is certified HEV 3rd level (High Environmental Value, the highest level of French environmental certification for farms).

The harvest is picked thank to a machine with latest technologies to get only ripe and intact berries without stem, leave or wood. Fermentations are made in stainless tanks at low temperature thank to the thermoregulation process, to preserve all the fruit aromas. The ageing is made in oak barrels during 12 months before the final blend to get the perfect balance between fruit and wood.

TASTING NOTES

An intense black fruit nose with vanilla hints and flower touches (violet), a soft mouth with silky tannins and spicy notes, a very beautiful aromatic finish.