Château Saint-Jean des Graves Graves Blanc
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Here is a tensile, pronounced Graves!
Varietal Composition: Sauvignon Blanc (50%), Sémillon (50%)
Elaboration: The grapes are hand-picked and put into stainless-steel vats, cold-soaked for 12 hours followed by gentle pressing and fermented at 18 °C for 15 days, then left on fine lees for three months with a daily bâtonnage. The wine does not experience malolactic fermentation and sees just a light filtering prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes: Nice color, between yellow and white. Acacia, floral and mineral notes on the nose. Fleshy palate. Fresh.
Located in Pujols-sur-Ciron, between the vineyards of Sauternes and Barsac, Château Saint-Jean des Graves belongs to fifth-generation winegrower, Jean Gérard (Jerry) David. In addition to this estate, Jerry is also the owner of Château Liot in Barsac. There are 20 hectares of vineyards in Graves, 10 of which are planted to Merlot (majority), Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, and the other 10 to Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. The soils are red sand and gravel on a layer of cracked limestone. Sustainable vineyard practices are adopted.