Château du GravillonSaint-Émilion 2020Product code: 14063
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Château du Gravillon is a beautiful vineyard estate located in the heart of Saint-Émilion, a renowned wine region in Bordeaux, France. The estate covers an impressive 15 hectares of land and is planted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. The estate is operated using sustainable farming practices and the vines are carefully tended to produce exceptional quality grapes. The Château du Gravillon winery produces excellent wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. The winery is a perfect destination for wine lovers, offering tastings and tours of the estate. The Château du Gravillon is a remarkable example of the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into the production of world-class wines.
An intensely coloured blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon delivering expressive aromas of ripe plum and blueberry. Soft and fruity, with silky tannins and a smooth finish.
About the Winery
In the year 1960, Georges Lavaud, a first-generation winemaker, acquired the historic wine estate of Chateau du Gravillon. Since Georges was already an agricultural consultant, he had excellent knowledge in the maintenance of vineyards, growing vines, viticultural practices and more. Today, George’s son, Hubert Lavaud manages the Chateau du Gravillon estate in the Saint Sulpice de Faleyrens commune.
This estate covers an area of 3.5 hectares. The terroirs of this place, located right in the centre of Saint Emilion, are exceptionally beautiful and fertile, lending it the much-needed intensity and balance to the fruits. Located right next to the royal banks of the premium wine region of Bordeaux, this vineyard practices sustainable viticultural practices. The dominance of gravel soils in this vineyard is what made certain people name the site Gravillon.
The winegrowers have obtained the Level 3 certificate of Haute Valeur Environmentale program for their farming practices here. This certification is provided based on four strategies followed by winegrowers – biodiversity, conservation, plant protection and fertiliser management. The winegrowers ensure that the vines planted in the Chateau du Gravillon vineyards have a thick cover of grass crops over them, thereby minimising the use of herbicides to a large extent. The riverbank nearby is rich in clayey soils, which helps the Gravillon vineyards retain water better than other nearby vineyards in this region.
The cool climate and the exceptional terroirs help the grapes to have a good acidic nature. These vineyards are covered with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon plantations. These fruits are known for their intense, rich colour and taste. They are not only soft and fruity, but they also have silky tannins and a smooth finish. All of these characteristics are possible only because of the exceptional natural extravaganza found in the Saint Emilion region.