Château de la Grave

France

Nestled in a 14th century castle, Château de la Grave is an exceptional addition to the enotri community, offering a stunning collection of Bordeaux wines faithful to the traditions of this celebrated region of France. Guiding principles include respect for the environment; quality control in the vineyards; vinification and maturing in the pure Bordeaux tradition. There is a special welcome for all who delight in wine at this 14th century estate, with a chance to stay in the turret or in the main castle while enjoying wines from the estate and the surrounding area on the banks of the Bourg, the oldest Roman vineyards on the Atlantic coast of France. Well-recognized in French wine guides as an emerging star of the Bourg region, the wines of the Bassereau family blend Semillon and Colombard in an exquisite white, while the Merlot-dominated reds are spiced with Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.

Being sensitive to the quality and the authenticity of the wines, Château de la Grave adheres to very strict rules which respect the grapes, soil and environment. Combining traditional work of the soil with plowing and growing of grass, no chemical fertilizers, no chemical insecticides, along with a purification station for the treatment of all viticulture waste products to grow the grapes organically.

Wines

Château de la Grave Grains Fins Blanc · Profile

A wonderful blend of 60% Semillon and 40% Colombard, fermented and aged in barrique for six months. The aromas of the wine are fine and subtle, leading into a harmonious blend of lemony citrus, exotic fruits, and white acacia flowers. Elegant oaky notes with subtle spice add depth and complexity, giving way to a long, full palate with a touch of freshness.

 

SKU 757556

Château de la Grave Grains Fins Blanc · Pairing

The Grains Fins loves fish and seafood, from sushi to smoked salmon, grilled tuna, and sole. It pairs well with veal chops with mushrooms as well as cheese fondue.

Château de la Grave Hommage Rosé · Profile

A unique and complex rosé made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented and aged in oak barrels for six months. Limited production with a maximum of 6000 bottles per vintage. The wine has an inviting pale salmon colour that is discovered in the glass. Aromas of red berries and subtle spice harmonize well with elegant oaky notes. This dry wine with its fine, fleshy notes is ideal to enjoy with light dishes. It has a long finish and a nice roundness.

 

SKU 757558

Château de la Grave Hommage Rosé · Pairing

The Hommage Rosé loves Indian cuisine with its exotic spicy dishes as well as sweet and sour flavours of Chinese preparations. It also pairs well with tuna tartare and duck confit, grilled prawns, squid, and rabbit with prunes. Enjoy well chilled.

Château de la Grave Caractère · Profile

The Caractère is the family’s main wine, representing traditional Bordeaux values and methods. The grapes come from the vineyards’ sloped lots of 30 to 50-year old vines. After undergoing individual maceration and fermentation, a traditional Côtes-de-Bourg blend of 80% Merlot and 20& Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months in large French oak barrels to add complexity and round out the wine’s ripe tannins. The result is an intense nose of big red berries, blackberries, blueberries, undertones of spice and discreet notes of tobacco. Dry with fine and silky tannins and nice berry aromas on the nose. Balanced, round mouth- feel, a lovely accessible wine.

SKU 757554

Magnum SKU 800015

Château de la Grave Caractère · Pairing

Very elegant and harmonious, this wine pairs well with roasted meats, venison, and game birds. Perfect for a relaxed dinner with friends of beef tenderloin with oven-dried and roasted vegetables, or a homemade classic marinara sauce with parmigiano. A natural companion to roasted leg of lamb with rosemary.

Château de la Grave Les Choses Qu'on Aime · Profile

One of Philippe’s newest creations. A blend of 90% Malbec and 10% Merlot with the Malbec coming from a plot of red gravel. The filtering qualities of the soil and low yields of the plot reveal a velvety wine with intense fruit flavours.  After a slow maceration and fermentation the wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Adorned with a beautiful deep ruby colour, the aroma is full of rich dark berry fruit complemented by elegant, underlying oak flavours. The palate is round and soft with a full velvety finish.

 

SKU 846298

Château de la Grave Les Choses Qu'on Aime · Pairing

A good choice with roasted lamb and beef dishes. It will stand up to flavourful venison and game bird dishes and is a delightful companion to roasted pork loin in a dark cherry sauce. Great with barbecued rib eye steak.