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Chateau du Grand Barrail

This very old estate has a unique combination of soils and exposure to the sun. Lying on the southern flank of the hills of Bordeaux overlooking the Gironde estuary, the Chateau produces red wines that are fruity and supple with spicy notes throughout. Made from Sauvignon and Semillon grapes, the white wines are aromatic, with flowery scents while young; their power and finesse are fully expressed when barrel aged. Winemaker Denis LaFon comes from a long line of winegrowers in the Prèmier Côtes de Blaye area. He uses traditional know-how to make the limestone clay soils produce some of the best wines in this appellation.