Graves, Bordeaux a major white wine area
Graves is located south of the famous city of Bordeaux in southwestern France. White Graves are blends of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and may be dry or sweet. The flavors, capacity for aging, and quality vary enormously. This combination leads to a food-friendly wine. Suggested food pairings include Lobster, and Sole.
White Graves starts at about $13 a bottle. The creamy, lemony Château de Rochemorin at about $25 is good choice with a special fringe benefit, history. The wine estate was defended by the Moors against the Saracens way back in the Eighth Century. The Château Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan at about $30 is a fine option with pepper and lemon curds. Just out of curiosity this estate belongs to France's biggest jam producers. Don't confuse this wine with the red Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan that is in a totally different league as exemplified by its price starting around $400.