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André Lurton, Bordeaux

A legend in Bordeaux dies

André Lurton died on May 16. He was 94 years old and a legend already during his lifetime. He was born at Château Bonnet where he lived throughout his life. André was one of those who in the 1970s began to change the white, dry Bordeaux wines. His fresh and aromatic Château Bonnet had great […]

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Tasting a few wines of various vintages at the chateau

Bordeaux: Médoc and Graves, an introduction

Médoc is the perfect location for viticulture with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gironde bay on the other. The vineyards are located along the Gironde and the pine forest along the Atlantic coast protects vineyards from rain and sea breezes. In total Médoc consists of 11 000 hectares, ie about one tenth […]

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Denis Dubourdieu, Bordeaux

Discover white Bordeaux

Sauvignon Blanc is a grape that we associate mainly with the aromatic Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé wines but another well-known French district uses this grape too, namely Bordeaux. These wines were long suffering from a bad reputation that was difficult to shake off. They were regarded as boring and without freshness, often with a little residual […]

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Chateau Chateau de France, Bordeaux

Great Graves: white and red from Château de France, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

There are some 8000 “chateaux” in Bordeaux. Of these 8000 it is less than 1% that have reached international fame, and often astronomical prices, and few that really have palatial buildings. Among the remaining 99% you can find plenty of exciting wines, often at very favourable prices considering the quality they offer. Not least in […]

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Gravely soil, Graves, Bordeaux

White dry Bordeaux from André Lurton

We love dry white Bordeaux wines and hope that more people will discover how delicious they are. This summer we had the opportunity to visit some of the Lurton chateaux (there are several) in Entre-deux-Mers and Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux and taste the wines. André Lurton is a big producer of white dry white wines in […]

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2010 Bordeaux tasting notes: Graves/Pessac Leognan

Tasting notes, reviews, and ratings of the 2010 Bordeaux primeur campaign, by Jeff Leve of The Wine Cellar Insider. You can read more by Jeff Leve on 2010 Bordeaux on The Wine Cellar Insider. 2010 Chateau Bouscaut Smoke, earth, burnt wood and blackberry scents , this medium bodied Pessac Leognan wine ends with an earthy, […]

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Prize winning Graves wines

Each year the Graves appellation organises a competition for its wines to select the wines that for the coming year will be used as examples and that will be put forward in the marketing of the appellation. This year 60 wines participated in the competition. The winning wines were: – Château Langlet 2007, Vignobles Kressmann […]

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Graves – an appellation also for white wines!

Graves is located a short drive south of the city of Bordeaux. The majority of the production is red but they also make excellent white wines. The total area planted with vines is just under 4000 ha, only a quarter of which produces white wines. Twenty years back it was closer to half-and-half. The fall […]

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The owner of Ch Carbonnieux dies

Anthony Perrin, owner of Chateau Carbonnieux in Pessac-Léognan / Graves, died in September of lung cancer aged 68. It was his father who bought the property in 1956 and passed it on to Anthony in 1982. Under his leadership Carbonnieux has regained its place as one of the leading chateaux in Graves/ / Pessac-Léognan.

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Vieux Château Gaubert, Graves | BKWine Pick

Dominique Havelan’s family has been wine growers in Graves for three generations and in 1988 Dominique bought the quite run down Vieux Château Gaubert that he has been renovating and replanting since. His wines, both white and red, received much praise almost from the beginning and today Vieux Chateau Gaubert is one of the safe […]

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