The area of Graves gets its name from the soil. Graves are a mix of gravels, clay and sand carried out by the river, located just outside the town of Bordeaux. The red wines of Graves are recognisable by their garnet-red colour, rich, attractive and more robust than the other Médoc wines. Two third of Graves wines are white. Among the best white wines in Bordeaux, they are generally fresh, fruity and dry.