Château de Chantegrive is today one of the largest and most prestigious estates in the Graves appellation with 97 hectares (240 acres) of vines. Soil composition: sand and pebbles over limestone and clay subsoil. Grape varieties: 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. Average age of vines: 25 years. Grapes harvested by hand and vinification takes place in thermoregulated stainless steel vats. Aged 18 months in barrels, 1/3 new each year.