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The Graves region on the Left Bank of Bordeaux is home to some of the world’s favorite châteaux.
This area is known for its gravelly soils and graphite-driven red wines and in the case of this classic Graves Rouge from the Château de Respide, it is a dominance of Merlot leads in the blend with a lesser amount of Cabernet Sauvignon making up the total cepage. Graves wine is an appellation that can be thought of as the original Left Bank wine, as the name once referred to all the wines made on the gravel-heavy soils that lie to the west of the Garonne river.
Château de Respide is one of the oldest wine-growing Château of the Graves area. Built during the 17th century, with a Louis XIII Style, it was the property of Monsieur De la Reynie, lieutenant of the King Louis XIV.The Rodies family was the owner until 1932 and obtained the gold medal of the agricultural contest of Paris in 1899. It was in 1952 that the current owner Mr. Bonnet inherited it. The Château was sold in 1973, yet the vineyards, the wine storehouses, and the agricultural buildings have been kept in traditional order to preserve the wine’s authenticity.
Producer Name: Château de Respide
Old/New World: Old
Country of Origin: France
Sub-Region: Left Bank
Quality Designation: AOC
Grape Varietals: Merlot 67% + Cabernet Sauvignon 33%
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red Wine
Viticultural Features: 30 hectares of vines on gravel (aka Graves) over a layer of limestone
Winemaking Techniques: Aged 6 months in oak barrels a 1/3 of them new.
Container Type: dark glass Bordeaux bottle
Closure Style: cork
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