A blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon. Château Gravas was founded in 1789 and has been in the Bernard family for five generations. It is currently owned by Michel and Florence Bernard. The name “Gravas” comes from “graves”, a gravelly soil that perfectly suits the production of Sauternes wines. The estate is located in Barsac between Château Coutet, Château Climens and Château Doisy-Daëne. There are 8 hectares (19.8 acres) of vineyard for the production of Sauternes. The soil is a mix of clay, sand and limestone. The 60 year-old vines are harvested by hand: the grapes are picked in successive passes. The wine is aged in both French and American oak barrels. There are 5 villages in Sauternes: Preignac, Barsac, Fargues, Beaumes and Sauternes.