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B&B Chateau de la Grave – Cotes de Bourg

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the pool, B&B Chateau de la Grave is set in Bourg-sur-Gironde (33 Gironde. Nouvelle Aquitaine), a wine chateau in the Côtes de Bourg (Bordeaux) appellation.

B&B Chateau de la Grave

B&B Chateau de la Grave

An authentic 16th century chateau renovated in the 19th century in Louis XIII style.

A 100+ acre  vineyard of Côtes de Bourg wines in the heart of the Bordeaux wine growing area.

A century long family heritage, a unique mixture
of tradition and modernity. A peaceful garden environment in the heart of the vineyard with a simple and friendly welcome in an execptional location for those who wish to enjoy a unique experience. A privileged setting to “discover and share our passion for qualitative wine making“.

The bedrooms with refined style and period furniture, some with balcony and panoramic views of the vineyard. All rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Chateau de la Grave wineThe wines here are classified as Côtes de Bourg AOC – the reds mainly a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, sometimes with a little Malbec. With fine and silky tannins and nice fruity aromas at the nose, some of these are pleasant wines to drink young. Relaxing and accessible they can be excellent wines for lunch or quiet dinner. The blend gives touches of roundness and an intense fruity bouquet. The rich and silky tannins make for a nice and balanced body.

You can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. Bordeaux is 15 miles from Chateau de la Grave, while Saint-Émilion is 23 miles away. The nearest airport is Bordeaux‘s Mérignac Airport, 17 miles from Chateau de la Grave.

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This AOC is one of the oldest wine producing regions in France, in large part due to its highly trafficked location off the river and vine friendly soil. Historians date Côtes de Bourg’s viticulture back to the Second Century where Romans planted “Vitis Biturica”, an ancestor of Cabernet.

In general, the terroir is mostly comprised of limestone and clay. With an average altitude of 20m above sea level and its proximity to the river and Atlantic Ocean, Côtes de Bourg has a unique microclimate that has contributed to its history and taste.

You’ll find mostly Merlot based reds coming out of Côtes de Bourg but you’ll also find about 5% dry white production blended from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle and Colombard. 

On that note, Côtes de Bourg is one of few Bordeaux appellations that has Colombard and Ugni Blanc on vine.

There are 400 winemakers in Côtes de Bourg of which 2/3 are family owned, independent Chateaux. 

Côtes de Bourg are blended for younger drinking but can also be aged at five to ten years, displaying the versatility of value wines from Bordeaux.