Château Respide-Medeville Graves Rouge 2017
Julie and Xavier Gonet-Medeville both hail from storied winemaking families. Julie’s family is famous for its incomparable Chateau Gilette, and Xavier comes from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods and passion to the many wines they now make together.
Julie's father, Christian Medeville, integrated Chateau Respide-Medeville, in the heart of the Graves region of Bordeaux, into the family estate in 1959. Today, his daughter and her husband coax great Graves Blanc and Rouge from the sandy, gravelly clay soil, allowing the purity of the fruit to shine through. Here, the gravel soils define the terroir.
Fresh and forward, with a polished edge to the red currant, cherry and damson plum notes. The sleek finish lets a black tea accent linger.
If you don't know the Graves region, you are in a for a treat here!