CHATEAU CHERCHY DESQUEYROUX
WHITE DRY GRAVES AOC
APPELLATION: GRAVES BLANC AOC
VINEYARD : Sauvignon : 10 % Sémillon : 80 % Muscadelle : 10 %
WINE MAKING : Each variety is harvested and vinified separately. Cold maceration before fermentation to enhance fruit flavors. The fermentation in stainless steel vats.
TASTING : Notes of orange slightly musky accompanied by a series of floral notes. A beautiful roundness and a surprising aromatic richness. Beautiful creamy texture and refreshing finish.
ALCOHOL : 12%vol
Graves is a wine district in France's Bordeaux region, characterized by the gravel soils (graves) after which it is named. Unique among Bordeaux's sub-regions, Graves is respected as much for its red wines as for its whites. It is the only district producingGrand Cru wines of both colors, most notably the Premier Grand Cru chateaux Haut-Brion (dry red and dry white) and d'Yquem (sweet white).
The district's catch-all appellation is AOC Graves, which covers both red and white wines. A typical Graves red is based on the classic Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. These are used in varying combinations, but most often the blend is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The typical Graves white is dry, mid-bodied and made from the equally classic combination of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.