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Chateau L'avocat

Our friend from Graves AOC.

About Chateau L'avocat

We purchased this property in January 2002. The acquisition of Chateau L'Avocat was quite unique as opportunities to acquire land of this proven quality in the Graves are extremely rare. Our intention is to make wines in a similar style to those that have been successful and well received from Chateau du Seuil.

Prior to World War 2 Chateau L'Avocat was recognised as one of the top properties in the southern Graves. The property enjoyed considerable success as evidenced by its winning of Gold medals in the prestigious Concours Agricole Paris in 1932 and 1934 and a Diplome d'honneur Exposition Internationale Anvers 1930.

The property changed hands post war and as the family interest in actively managing the property waned it was evenutally signed over to 'fermage' or long-term lease and wine sold unbranded to Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A.

 

About Vineyards

We purchased this property in January 2002. The acquisition of Chateau L'Avocat was quite unique as opportunities to acquire land of this proven quality in the Graves are extremely rare.

Our intention is to make wines in a similar style to those that have been successful and well received from Chateau du Seuil.

 

Graves Rouge - 5.3 hectares 

Most of this in the village of Cerons. The old elevated vineyard is known as 'L'Enclos du L'Avocat'. Vines range in age from 7 years to 50 years old. The red varieties with the approximate percentages are Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Merlot 50% and Cabernet Franc 10%.

We believe this to be an exceptional parcel of land with good exposure to the sun, wind and classic gravelly soils.

 

Graves Blanc - 3.0 hectares 

Which encompasses the vineyards known as, 'LeBasque', 'Cation' and 'Haut Mayne', which are all in area known as the 'Le plateau des Moulin's a vent'. This is a large plateau of river stones, which is well known for producing some of the best wines in the Graves. The vines are old with an average age of between 30-40 years, which is ideal for our white wine making philosophy focused on low production yield and maximum intensity of flavour and ripeness.

The white varieties with approximate percentages are Sauvignon Blanc 30% and Semillon 60% and 10% Sauvignon Gris.

 

Press & Award

  • Gilbert & Gaillard GOLD Medal Chateau L'Avocat Graves White 2011 - 11 July 2013

  • Gilbert & Gaillard Review - GOLD Medal Chateau L'Avocat Graves Rouge 2010 - 11 July 2013

  • Chateau L'Avocat Graves red 2010 wins GOLD at Macon - 27 April 2013

  • Wine Enthusiast Review of Graves Red 2009 - 27 February 2013

  • Wine Spectator Review of Chateau L'Avocat Graves red 2009 - 27 February 2013

  • Wine Spectator Review of Chateau L'Avocat Graves Red 2010 - 27 February 2013

  • Wine Enthusiast Review - Chateau L'Avocat Graves White 2011 - 27 February 2013

  • Wine Enthusiast Reviews - 15 June 2012

  • Oakland Review - 02 April 2011

  • Wine Challenge - Silver Medal Graves White 2008 - 03 March 2011

  • Feminlise Wine Award - 25 February 2011

  • Decanter Award - L'Avocat red 2008 - 25 February 2011

  • Gault Millau Graves Rouge 2006 - 25 February 2011

  • Gault Millau Graves Blanc 2008 - 10 October 2010

  • Decanter review August 2010 - 17 July 2010

  • Dublin - Evening Herald Review - 23 March 2009

  • Wine Enthusiast Rating - 12 March 2009

  • FT Artticle - Women in Wine - 12 March 2009

  • Living France Article - 06 November 2008

  • easyJet Article - 06 November 2008

  • Bordeaux's latest British Invasion - 02 September 2008

  • Decanter Review July 2008 - 29 August 2008

 

Graves AOC Red Wines

  • 2010 vintage  - Wine Spectator, 90 points

  • 2009 vintage  - Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

  • 2008 vintage  - International Wine Challenge, Silver Medal

  • 2008 vintage  - Wine Enthusiast, 88 points

  • 2005 vintage  - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Silver Medal

  • 2005 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Silver Medal

  • 2003 vintage  - Challenge International Bourg, Bronze Medal

  • 2003 vintage  - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Gold Medal

  • 2003 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2002 vintage  - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Gold Medal

 

Graves AOC White Wines

  • 2011 vintage  - Wine Spectator, 89 points

  • 2010 vintage  - Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

  • 2008 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2008 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2008 vintage  - Guide Hachette, 1 Star

  • 2007 vintage  - Guide Hachette, 1 Star

  • 2007 vintage  - Decanter Magazine, 16/20

  • 2007 vintage  - Decanter World Wine Awards, Bronze Medal

  • 2006 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2005 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Silver Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - International Wine Challenge Vienna, Bronze Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - Monde Sélection Bruxelles, Silver Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - Concours de Bordeaux, Bronze Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - Decanter Tasting Awards, Bronze Medal

  • 2004 vintage  - Challenge international du Vin Bourg, Bronze Medal

 

 

 

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Location

Contact

 

Suite A, 8/F, Rice Merchants Building,
77-78 Connaught Road West, 
Hong Kong

 

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Head Office: (852) 2523-2111

 

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