Graves, France

Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons is located in Graves, the oldest appellation of Bordeaux, where it is estimated that the first vineyards were planted more than two thousand years ago. Bordeaux Graves vines are protected from the elements by pine forests on one side and cooled by the Garonne river on the other. The "grave" stones of the region absorb the heat of the sun during the day and cool off at night. The unique nature of these stones help the vines ripen steadily and produce an early harvest. The Graves region is known for its white blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes and red blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals. Chateau Lamouroux is the second label of this winery and these wines are produced from the youngest vines, making them more ready to drink.

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Graves Blanc A.O.C.

85% Sauvignon and 15% Semillon grapes that range from 8 to 40 year old vines make up this White Graves. Ageing takes place in stainless steel vats for 4 months. The nose is highly refined with floral and fruity notes, especially lemon, grapefruit, and white fruits. There is a great balance between volume and acidity, producing a full wine with a long finish and lingering notes of flowers and fruit.

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Graves Rouge A.O.C.

The Red Graves is produced with 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon. The age of the Merlot and Cabernet vines range from 8 to 40 years. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats and then the wine is aged for 12 months in young barrels. There are dark berries, flowers, and light toasted notes on the nose. This balanced wine has a roundness in the mouth accompanied by fruity tannins and a long finish.


Rose Vin de Pays

This elegant Rosé is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot varietals grown on vines that are 8 to 15 years old. This wine matures in stainless steel vats for about 3 months. It has a complex nose of floral and fruit, with notes of banana and wild ripe strawberries. There is a nice volume and perfect balance that gives this Rosé a nice freshness and fragrance. A long finish with lasting fruit and fullness characterize this special wine.