Bordeaux Wines and Wine Appellations: Graves to Graves Supérieur
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The Graves AOC
runs along the left bank of the Garonne River.
The reds tend to provide good value for the money. They may be cellared for 6 to 15 years.
The whites are much spottier so you should know your producer.
You may cellar the ordinary whites for 1 to 2 years, but the best whites
may be cellared for 8 to 20 years.
Graves de Vayres Bordeaux Wines
Graves de Vayres
The Graves de Vayres AOC
is a small area in the
district. You might guess from its name
that the soil is gravelly. Both reds and whites are produced. The trend here
is away from sweet whites.
The Graves Supérieur AOC
is white only, most of them are dry.
They may be cellared for 6 to 15 years.
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