The Graves-de-Vayres appellation is located north-west of the Entre-deux-Mers plateau, on the left bank of the Dordogne river. The vineyard produces on average 3,030,000 Liters annually on a soil of 5.50 square kilometers.

It consists of gravel and sand plates on which are cultivated red and white traditional Bordeaux grapes. The red wines of the appellation are rich, fruity and colorful. The white wines, formerly soft, are today essentially dry and are close to the wines of Entre-deux-Mers. They are lively and fresh.

 

A part of important features of Entre-deux- Graves-de-Vayres appellation for red wines are as follows:

 

  • Soil: Sandy-gravelly or gravelly soils.
  • Taste: Velvety character and supple, solid but soft tannic structure.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: Cherry and raspberry.
  • Aging potential: 5 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C

 

A part of important features of Entre-deux- Graves-de-Vayres appellation for sweet white wines are as follows:

 

  • Soil: Gravelly.
  • Taste: Supple, fine, harmonious, round, and full.
  • Wine color: Sweet white.
  • Aromas: Acacia, abricot, tropical fruit.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 12° C

 

A part of important features of Entre-deux- Graves-de-Vayres appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

 

  • Soil: Gravel, light soils.
  • Taste: Elegant, supple, fragrant, rich, refreshing and round.
  • Wine color: Dry white.
  • Aromas: Nuts (hazelnut), citrus, and white fruit.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 11° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About two Sq. K. for red wines and approximately 3.5 Sq. K. for red wines totaly about 5.5 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Graves-de-Vayres
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot for red wines and for Sémillon, Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc for both dry and sweet white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine, Sweet Wine

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