About the Wine
Côtes de Bourg is locally known as “Gironde’s little Switzerland” thanks to its gently sloping hills, rich soils, and a cooler, Maritime-influenced climate. Decanter magazine said this beautiful wine region is “full of character.” and that “a new elegant style and improved quality have transformed the area.”
Château Haut Gravier is a century-old estate located in Pugnac. This family-owned winery is the property of Christine Petit. The 50-acre vineyard is planted in beautiful clayey-gravelly soils, with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec vines facing south-southwest and southeast. The result is healthy, deep wines, that show the impressive Côtes de Bourg’s terroir.
Christine is an advocate for sustainability. Since she took control of the winery 27 years ago, she implemented integrated winemaking and sustainable viticulture. Today, they have achieved the HVE3.
2020 Chateau Haut Gravier Cotes de Bourg is one of the best value Bordeaux we have ever found to this date. Impressive taste at an impressive price. You'll adore this extremely versatile Cotes de Bourg.
Tasting Notes: 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec. This is an absolute beauty. A fruity and friendly red that shows plenty of red berries, chocolate, and slightly toasted notes. The palate is rounded with elegant tannins.
Plenty of purple fruit with dark chocolate and burnt orange, following through to a medium body with round, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Better in 2023. ~91 James Suckling.