Wine Region: Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
All the vines grown for “La Violette” of Château Manoir du Gravoux are planted on a clay-limestone plateau which is on ideal location, thus offering favourable wine growing conditions and producing fleshy, fruity wines, with great character. Among the vines of this plateau, 2 hectares were planted in 1958 and, being remarkably well-exposed, they produce naturally grapes with a complex and intense aromatic expression.
About the Winery
FRANCOIS Thienpont is the proud heir of a Belgian family dedicated to wine since the 19th century. His ancestors migrated to the Bordeaux’s region in the 1920’s, where they came to produce and trade wine. Vieux Chateau Certan, acquired by his grand- father Georges, Chateau Puygueraud and Le Pin count as some of their historic vineyards.
Francois Thienpont wines have much in common. Firstly, they evoke their terroir and their vintage with the utmost integrity. In every one of their appellations, they’re the best of Bordeaux.