Bordeaux, France

Château Graves de Rabion is located in the “Libournais”, region nearby the town of Saint-Emilion. The property is located on the banks of the Dordogne and it has been handed down from generation to generation over four consecutive generations. The domaine is currently managed by Bernard Bouladou and his daughter Lauriane. All of these successive generations share the passion for the wine and viticulture. Today, Laurianne has taken over the mantle of her father, who continues to assist her. After her studies in Oenology and Viticulture, she decided to modernize the winery in order to maximize the quality of her wines. She installed the thermo- regulation in the vat-room and used the latest advances in filtration methods. She also decided with her father to re-organize the vineyard, which was divided during the latest inheritances. In particular, they rediscovered the plots known as “Les Graves” and “Rabion”, which gave its name to the estate. Laurianne, today is providing a new emergence to Château Graves de Rabion.
Controlled pruning, de-budding, green harvest when necessary. Traditional vinification in concrete vats. Thick, dark color. The bouquet is full of ripe morello cherry with a touch of vanilla. The attack is round and full-bodied, marked by a pleasant ripe fruit. The mid-palate is quite powerful. Intense finish well supported by nice, ripe tannins. Great length.