les Graves de Pompeyrat is a wine from Bordeaux,region of France
,with 115000ha and 60 different AOC, the Bordeaux vineyard is the oldest and the largest fine wine region in the world. Ideally located in the South-West of France, this area provides an excellent environment for wine growing due to its exceptional oceanic and temperate climate. This vineyard offers a wide wine assortment with very specific characteristics. Divided in six different sub-regions which are Medoc, Graves and Sauternais on the left side of the Garonne river, Blaye and Libournais on the right side of the Dordogne river and finally the Entre-deux-Mers area which is located between these two rivers. Bordeaux soils are more clay and limestone, even if sand and gravel are found on the left side. The main red grapes of the region are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The three white grapes are Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. Bordeaux vineyards produce red and white wines, sweet white wines, sparkling and Claret which is the typical well flavoured rose of Bordeaux. Due to all those particularities and the consistent level of quality, Bordeaux can be considered as one of the finest showcases of French quality wine. Moreover the region has different rankings like the 1855, the ranking of Graves, Saint-Emilion classification and the Medoc classification of Crus Bourgeois that rewards the quality of this world known terroir.
les Graves de Pompeyrat is located in Bordeaux's sub-region of Graves
,Is a wine form Graves. This AOC subregion spread on 60kms from the left Garonne bank to Langon. This ideal location offer to the vineyard a protection from the weather with the Landes forest. And a protection from the drought thanks to the Garonne.Graves territory takes its name from the characteristics of the soil. Graves soil is a mixture of gravel, clay and sand carried by the nearby river. This renowned vineyard covering 3500 ha is mainly composed of Merlot grapes (over 50%) of wines. The grape varieties are often supplemented with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.Graves red wines are well balanced between the power of the frame and the roundness of the volume. Dry white wines of the AOC are mainly produced with Semillion. They are full-bodied, fleshy, fresh and fragrant.
One of the most cultivated grape variety in the world. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it is grown in nearly every wine producing country, thanks to its hardy constitution. It can be identified by its thick skin and some low yields. In a blend, Cabernet-Sauvignon brings tannins, structure and acidity, which are the keys to a perfectaging process. Californian Nappa Valley has espacially well worked this varietal, which is the main factor of its extrordinary recognition and success. Known for its vegetal flavors such as mint and eucalyptus, Cabernet Sauvignon can turn a wine with herbaceous dominances if harvested too green.
It is the most representative grape of Bordeaux, covering 60% of the vineyard. It is found mainly in the Libournais, on the "right bank" of the Garonne, especially in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. This grape is easily exportable thanks to its adaptability to different soils. It matures very quickly on gravelly soils, but it is clay soils of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion that fit it best. There, the fruit is expressed all in delicacy, offering floral notes of violet, peony, and of black and red fruits. Among all Bordeaux varieties, Merlot is the one which offers roundness and smoothness to the wine. Over time, these flavors evolve towards undergrowth aromas, marked by mushrooms, truffles, tobacco and even old leather.
Mainly grown in the Bordeaux region as well as in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is distinguished by its aromatic smoothness, spicy aromas, sometimes green pepper taste and his good aging potential. We supposed that this grape variety is coming from the Pyrenees mountains on Spanish side. Used blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Cabernet Franc contributes to the delicacy of a lot of great Bordeaux wines thanks to its beautiful flavors of red and black fruits, completed by a low tannins level. Cooler climates from France inlands are particularly adapted to the developpement of Cabernet Franc: the Loire Valley vineyards are widely filled with it. In this region, it gives one of the best fruited, light red wines of France with some raspberry taste in Bourgeuil area or violet aromas in Chinon. Cabernet Franc is also planted in Italy.