Chateau des Gravieres is the flagship wine from Les Vignobles Labuzan which was founded in 1847 and today is run by 7th generation brothers, Denis and Thierry Labuzan. The winery is located in Portets, both a port and a village in Gironde rooted in the heart of the Graves region. The unique gravel soils here, approximately 50km’s south of Bordeaux, produce reds which have a distinctive freshness, rich fruit and a graphite quality. This is where the real value lies in Bordeaux, according to Will. The vines are on average, 25 years old, the soil is full of pebbles, and the wine is 50% aged in barriques. It’s such a lovely drop with gentle red fruit and dark bramble notes along with sweet spice notes and a lovely lead pencil note.