Château La Grave is a lovely estate on the west side of Pomerol that dates back to the early 19th century. As indicated by its name, the soil is almost pure pebble. It marks the beginning of the one mile long gravelly strip which crosses the plateau of Pomerol, then Cheval Blanc and ends at Château Figeac.
La Grave could be considered the equivalent of a third growth in the Médoc and ranks amongst the top Pomerol. His very first personal acquisition, Christian Moueix purchased the estate in June 1971 and gave a great deal of attention to the restoration of the château, the cellar, and to the vineyard. Today, as part of the Ets Jean-Pierre Moueix properties, it receives the same meticulous care as the family’s top châteaux.
Located in the northwest of the appellation, Château LA GRAVE - as its name indicates in French - is the starting point of the gravelly belt of Pomerol.The 20 year-old vines are traditionally maintained (with regular crop thinning and de- leafing).The young wine is vinified with the respect of the fruit and aged in 25% new oak barrels.
The result is a wine with elegance, delicacy and charm which particularly marries well with fine food.