Château La Grave à Pomerol

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
Production: 36,000 bottles