The Graves-Supérieur appellation is located on the same appellation area as the Graves but only for the sweet white wines. Located on the left bank of the Garonne, south of Bordeaux. The temperate climate of this appellation is influenced by ocean breezes.
The vineyard covers 2 square kilometers, approximately . This sub region soil combination is gravel and gravelly soils. Fluffy white wines with a pronounced bouquet and a very long finish in the mouth are produced from Sauvillon and Sauvignon white grape varieties of this region. The Graves-Superiors offer a dense, round, with subtle aromas. They express a very pleasant freshness at the end of the mouth due to well balanced between sugars and acidity.
Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément and Château la Mission Haut-Brion locate at the heart of this appellation.
A part of important features of Graves Supérieures appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Gravel and sand with clay and limestone veins.
- Wine color of Graves Supérieures is sweet white.
- Aromas: Notes of citrus and candied fruit peel, white peach, and nectarine.
- Taste: Round, dense, the sweetness balanced with subtle acidity and a refreshing finish.
- Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 9 to 12° C