sovEX grands chateaux

In just a few decades after its foundation in 1982, Sovex Grands Châteaux has become one of the leading merchants of the Bordeaux wine trade. Boasting wide-ranging expertise and working with both Grands Crus and small estates alike, the company is a favourite partner for many wine producers.

 

Today, more than ever, Sovex Grands Châteaux is reasserting its commitment to diversity and opening its catalogue up beyond the borders of Bordeaux. A new adventure is beginning from Bordeaux and beyond, with french sparkling wine, wines from Southern France and abroad, with Spanish, Italian, Chilean wines... and also a wide range of spirits.

LA CROIX BEAUCOURT GRAVES

Graves is a wine region in Bordeaux, France, characterized by the gravel soils (graves) after which it is proudly named. The age and originality of this name is a reminder of the major role played by the land in determining the quality of wines from Graves. Unique among Bordeaux's sub-regions, Graves is respected as much for its red wines as for its outstanding whites, dry or sweet. It is the only district producing Grand Cru wines of both colors. Graves is seen as the birthplace of Bordeaux's high-quality wines. The region's gravels are the result of many millennia of geological activity by glaciers and rivers. Over the years, the Garonne and Dordogne rivers (which merge into the Gironde estuary) have transported vast quantities of gravel and mineral-rich silts down from their mountain sources (in the Pyrenees and the Massif Central respectively). These deposits have accumulated in several areas around the region, most notably in places where a river's course has shifted over time, creating gravel banks. These well-drained and light- reflective soils are ideal for growing fully ripe grapes. 

Vineyard

Soil: Clay-gravelly, selcted on the whole appellation.
Location:Selection of plots of Merlot and Cabernet on the whole appellation's vineyard. 

Vinification

Classical vinification. Total Destemming. Fermentation with daily pumping- over. Ageing in vats with temperature controle. 

Wine Tasting

Beautiful deep color. Beautiful notes of ripe fruit with aromas of blackcurrant and cherry. The tannins are round and the wine has a beautiful aromatic length. 

Food Pairing

Serve at 17-18°C with rib steak grilled over vine shoots, duck shepherd's pie, or with grilled lamb, along with young vegetables. This wine will be perfect with a good selection of cheeses and fine cooked meats. 

Ageing Potential

From 3 to 5 years 

Contact

1515 Palisades Dr. Unit T

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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