Classification of Graves wine

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A white Pessac-Leognan wine from the classified estate Château Carbonnieux.

The wines of Graves in the wine-growing region of Bordeaux were classified in 1953 by a jury appointed by Institute Nacional des Appellations d'Origine, and approved by the Minister of Agriculture in August of that year. The selection was revised with a few additions in February 1959. The classification concerns both red and white wines, and all chateaux belong to the appellation Pessac-Léognan, which eventually came into effect on September 9, 1987.[1]

The 1959 classification[edit]

Crus classé Commune Colour
Château Bouscaut Cadaujac red and white  
Château Carbonnieux Léognan red and white
Domaine de Chevalier Léognan red and white
Château Couhins Villenave-d'Ornon   white
Château Couhins-Lurton Villenave d'Ornon white
Château de Fieuzal Léognan red
Château Haut-Bailly Léognan red
Château Haut-Brion[a] Pessac red and white
Château Latour-Martillac Martillac red and white
Château Laville Haut-Brion Talence white
Château Malartic-Lagravière Léognan red and white
Château La Mission Haut-Brion   Pessac red
Château Olivier Léognan red and white
Château Pape Clément Pessac red
Château Smith Haut Lafitte Martillac red
Château La Tour Haut-Brion[b] Talence red

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Notes and references[edit]

a.  ^ Also rated as a Premier Cru in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
b.  ^ Château La Tour Haut-Brion was discontinued after the 2005 vintage.[2]

General
  • Lichine, Alexis (1967). Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits. London: Cassell & Company Ltd. p. 605. 
Footnotes
  1. ^ Peppercorn, David (2003). Bordeaux. London: Mitchell Beazley. p. 310. ISBN 1-84000-927-6. 
  2. ^ Kakaviatos, Panos, Decanter (2004-04-07). "Haut Brion drops La Tour". 

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