Vineyard: Vineyards are located between Bordeaux and Libourne, on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne River
Orientation: Multiple parcels, varied exposure
Soil: Sandy clay
Viticulture: Perfect trellising, extreme canopy management and high density planting are all employed to increase concentration and promote even ripening. Grapes are hand harvested.
Vinification: Grapes are destemmed and gently pressed at low pressure. The juice is then cooled, then fermented in temp-controlled tanks.
Aging: The resulting wine is aged on it's lees for 6 months neutral barrels.
Notes: The appellation Graves de Vayres takes its name from the gravelly soils and the proximity to the village of Vayres. This unique 100% semillon wine is mineral driven with delicate aromas of melon and citrus and a faint hint of wood. It's an over-performing White Graves look-alike for about a third of the price!