A terroir found nowhere else on earth
Situated around the port, two thousand years ago, “Las Grabas de Bourdeus” was the cradle of a vineyard of which the prestigious name is now known all over the world. Its history is linked to that of the capital of Aquitaine.
1987 : birth of the AOC Pessac-Léognan
Famous well before the birth of Médoc, the “Graves de Bordeaux”, have always been known for their very attractive terroirs situated around two chief poles: Pessac and Léognan.
On July the 6th 1984, a decree passed in line with INAO directives, recognised the appellation areas of “Pessac” and of “Léognan” under the form of two denominations. On September the 9th, 1987, another decree, then recognised AOC “Pessac-Léognan” extending across 10 districts: Cadaujac, Canéjan, Gradignan, Léognan, Martillac, Mérignac, Pessac, Saint-Médard d’Eyrans, Talence and Villenave d’Ornon. The decree was retroactive in that which concerns the 1986 vintage.
A well delimited micro-climate
Situated in the northern part of Graves, on the southern and southwest side of the town of Bordeaux, the terroir of Graves of Pessac-Léognan profits from the protection of Girondes’ Landes Forest, its western neighbour.