Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc 2015 (Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France) - [JS 95] [WE 95] [DM 94]

Château Malartic-Lagravière Blanc 2015
(Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France) - [JS 95] [WE 95] [DM 94]


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About the Winery:

Located at the gates of Bordeaux, Château Malartic Lagravière, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, is located on the oldest wine-growing region of Bordeaux, reputed to be the most beautiful "croup" of gravel, formed millions of years ago by alluvium. .

The vineyard extends over 73 hectares of vines – including 7 hectares for the white – made up of the following grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for the red wine; Sauvignon and Sémillon for the white wine.

Vineyard:

The deep rooting of the Malartic vines makes it possible to reduce dependence on daily climatic hazards.

The vineyard is plowed at the end of spring, as lightly as possible. Some plots have been plowed on horseback for several years, with our two Percherons living permanently. This measured way of working our land, while keeping a protective plant cover, allows the return of microbial life in the soil and therefore of self-fertility.

This traditional way is complemented by meticulous care brought manually to the vines. Pruning in winter is delayed as much as possible to cause later budburst, and thus fight against spring frosts. In spring and summer, green methods (de-suckering, stripping, sometimes green harvesting) are practiced or not depending on the vintage, adapting to weather conditions in order to bring a harvest to perfect maturity until the harvest.

Amendments, of exclusively organic origin, are applied sparingly in order to maintain the vines in a state close to deficiency.

Ratings & Reviews

 

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Very vibrant lemons and limes with tropical fruit. Hints of mangeso and melon. The palate has silky, smooth fruit with seamless build and flow. Impressive. 85% sauvignon and 15% semillon. Drink or hold."

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Smoothly textured, this fruity wine offers acidity and ripe apricot flavors. The zesty, mineral texture will allow it to develop well, promising of great fruit and texture in the future."


94 Points - Decanter:
"What a splendid combination of freshness and creaminess in 2015! This is a wine that is both balanced and refined, with precision and ripeness, displaying subtle flavours of acacia, honey, citrus and white flowers with excellent integration of the 65% new oak that had been used for the 12 months aging. Lees stirring lends complexity. Pair with lobster in butter and lemon. Merchants from Hong Kong to Washington D.C. stress how this wine has improved over the years, with oenologist contributions from Michel Rolland and Athanase Fakorellis and, since the 2019 vintage, consultant Eric Boissenot."