Part of the Jean-Pierre Moueix stable since 1971, Château La Grave à Pomerol lies in the north-west of the appellation. As the name suggests, it lies on a belt of gravel and sand, quite atypical for the appellation. There are 8 hectares, planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 30-years. These yield a mere 3000 cases a year, including the production of a second wine Trignant de Boisset, the château’s former name.
As with all of the Moueix wines, made with the lightest touch of the winemaker’s hand (for example only 25% new oak is used), there is a freshness and elegance here, and the gravel lends the wines a sleekness and alluring fragrance.
|Planted Area:||8 hectares|
|Grape Varieties:||85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc|
|Type of Soil:||Gravel with some light clay|