Chateau Ferrande Graves Rouge 2012
A beautiful dark red colour for this 2012 vintage, along with the traditional signature nose of black fruits and fresh cocoa. A soft, smooth texture leads to a good, rounded body with silky tannins. Delightful flavours of very ripe fruit, cocoa and spices, balancing beautifully with an edge of oak.
Named so for the gravelly base of soil common in the area, Graves is diverse in the wines it creates. Think red, white and sweet. The best reds of Graves are in Pessac-Léognan in the north, including the famed and lauded first growth, Chateau Haut Brion. There, and in the central area of Graves, come some deliciously dry white wine, while towards the south, you find the sweet wine of Sauternes & Barsac.