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Château Latour-Martillac 2020

Bordeaux - Cru classePessac-Leognan - White
Château Latour-Martillac 2020
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The indulgence of a mineral and aromatic white Graves Classified Growth

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 Sémillon).

The vintage

The particularly mild winter favoured an early bud break. The heavy spring rainfall caused strong mildew pressure and coulure in the case of the Merlot. The summer was very dry, bringing 8 weeks without rain. While the rainy days in mid-August helped reinvigorate the maturation of the grapes, the dry conditions led to grapes of small size and high concentration. The concentration was further enhanced by the unprecedented heat wave during the harvest.

The blend

The Château Latour-Martillac blanc 2020 was made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (68%) and Semillon (32%).

The ageing

The Château Latour-Martillac blanc 2020 was aged in oak barrels (25% in new barrels).

The tasting

Colour

The wine is pale in colour.

Nose

The fruity nose presents notes of white nectarines, lemon and passion fruit.

Palate

The concentrated, round and juicy palate reveals notes of pear and almond. Persistent and tasty, the finish seduces with its freshness, minerality and tension.

Parker : 91-93 / 100
J. Robinson : 16.5 / 20
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

Bettane & Desseauve
91-91

Decanter
93

J. Robinson
16.5

J. Suckling
92-93

Revue du Vin de France
92-93

Vinous - A. Galloni
88-90

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Is promo
No

Color
White

Producer
Château Latour-Martillac

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
91-93

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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