Emile Zausa started in 1960 by leasing 6 hectares of vines in Budos which is located in the Graves region just opposite of Sauternes. Winemaking didn't offer a good income back then, hence Emile could get hold of more parcels year by year, when their owners decided to take up office jobs instead and lease out their land.
Nowadays the 56 hectar estate, located on gravelly slopes of Budos, is run by Emile's sons David & Christophe.
This red was aged in 70% in vat and 30% in barrel.
'This is a classic & elegant Bordeaux from Graves. It has a ruby red colour, and the nose is appetizing with sourcherry, red plum, dried flowers, almost potpourri-like, along with the classic Bordeaux aromas of zedarwood and baking spice. On the palate it is medium-bodied with elegant red fruit, good, balanced acidity and fine-grained but polished tannins.' Anja Breit, Philglas & Swiggot