Located on the left bank of the Dordogne, the appellation of Graves de Vayres is historically renowned for its silky, full-flavored wines. The region’s gravelly, sandy terroir is what gives wines their fine-grained texture, a characteristic that is artfully expressed in Pontête Bellgrave’s elegant blend. This garrison and chateau in Saint-Germain-du-Puch has cultivated vines and made fine wines since the sixteenth century, and in 2004, the de la Rivière family purchased the estate, renovating its ancient cellars. A Bordeaux native, winemaker Bruno de la Rivière has crafted a blend that reflects the region’s rich history in this terroir-true blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
30 year old vines, hand-harvested. Partially destemmed and fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for one year in French oak barrels, with 25% new oak.