Situated in the Pessac-Léognan region of the Graves, lies one of the oldest Bordeaux estates - Château Carbonnieux. The history of this château dates back to the 12th Century, when it was founded by the Benedictine monks of Sainte-Croix Abbey. Today it is owned and run by the Perrin family who took it over the estate in 1956, with Denis Dubourdieu as their consultant since 1988. Classical of the appellation, the reds of Château Carbonnieux are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot and show a perfect combination of strength and finesses. The whites a blend of primarily Sauvignon Blanc the remaining third Sémillon, meaning they are crisp and elegant. One of the few Bordeaux châteaux to produce equal quantities of both red and white wines, Château Carbonnieux as has two second wines, in both red and white, Tour Leognan and La Croix de Carbonnieux.