37, cours Xavier Arnozan
33000 Bordeaux – France
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Château des Graves – Red


Designation GRAVES ROUGE
Vineyard Size 10 hectares, 8 hectares of red and 2 of white
Soil type River Garonne gravels on grey clay veins
Vine varieties 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Planting density 5.500 grape plants per hectare (or 2.223 per acre)
Average vine age 35 year old
Vine growing conditions Sustainable Agriculture : Taking care of the soil by ploughing, pruning Médocaine style, Debudding, Crown desuckering, Mechanical harvest, Yield of 50 hl/ha
Pruning method -
Grape harvesting --
Vinification Complete destemming, Vinification in stainless steel vats. Average fermentation temperature 22°C to 26°C (72°F to 79°F). Maceration for about 18 days
Maturing 12 month in french barrels with 1/5 new barrel
Ageing -