Chateau Belles-Graves (Lalande-de-Pomerol)

On the Right Bank (the north bank of the Gironde and the Dordogne) you find St Emilion, Pomerol, Blaye and Fronsac. Here the wines are more Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon making them softer and richer. Xavier Piton’s Chateau Belles-Graves is in the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation, a neighbour of Pomerol. We love the soft, succulent, supple depth of Xavier’s 2004, a blend of mainly Merlot with the adult tones of Cabernet Franc providing the backbone.