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Château Latour-Martillac 2019
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Château Latour-Martillac 2019
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Château Latour-Martillac 2019

Cru classe - - - White - See details
£220.00 Incl. VAT & DP
£36.67 / Unit
Format : a case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
Stock currently at the producing estate – Will ship after 3 July 2024Stock currently at the producing estate – Will ship after 3 July 2024
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ParkerParker89/100
J. RobinsonJ. Robinson16/20
DecanterDecanter91/100
Wine SpectatorWine Spectator92/100
J. SucklingJ. Suckling93/100
Vinous - A. GalloniVinous - A. Galloni92/100
The Wine IndependentThe Wine Independent89/100
Alexandre MaAlexandre Ma94/100
Vinous Neal MartinVinous Neal Martin91/100

Description

The freshness and vivaciousness of a dense and savoury white Graves Cru Classé

The estate
Château Latour-Martillac owes its name to a tower standing in the château’s main courtyard. This tower is in fact the vestige of a 12th century fort, once used to overlook the road from Bordeaux to Toulouse. Owned by the Kressmann family since 1871, Château Latour-Martillac achieved the title of Cru Classé des Graves in both red and white in 1953. Tristan and Loïc Kressmann continue to carry on the family tradition with passion and ambition, developing great red and white Graves wines.

The vineyard
The Château Latour-Martillac vineyard enjoys an exceptional location in the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The Martillac plateau is composed of a mosaic of gravel dating from the Quaternary, including flint, quartz, lydian and jasper. These soils constitute the terroir of choice for Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The other main terroir of the property is located closer to the Garonne, where we find clay-limestone and gravelly soils on the surface. This is where the Merlot and the white grape varieties of the property are planted (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon).

The vintage
A year marked by significant climatic contrasts, 2019 was a very technical vintage. After an early bud burst, spring 2019 was cold and rainy. By the end of June, summer set in with scorching temperatures. The rainy days at the end of July helped to avoid excessive water stress. The harvest at Château Latour-Martillac started on September 3 with the white grape varieties and on September 19 with the red grape varieties and ended on October 7.

The ageing
25% in new oak barrels.

The blend
Sauvignon blanc (58%), sémillon (42%).

The tasting
Tasted as a wine future, the Château Latour-Martillac white 2019 emphasises the freshness and liveliness of Sauvignon Blanc. The aromatic bouquet packs the nose with notes of white fruits, citrus and gourmet exotic fruits. On the palate, the fruit is bright and tasty. The juicy palate then reveals a dense and voluminous structure, brought by the semillon. Elegant notes of apricot and verbena ass a refreshing touch to the finish.

Château Latour-Martillac 2019
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