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Château Lespault-Martillac 2017

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The Balance and Minerality of a Great White Wine from Pessac-Léognan

With only 1.5 hectares planted with white grape varietals, Château Lespault-Martillac is one of the beautiful references of the great terroir of Martillac.

In the charming style of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, located in the south of the Bordeaux region, the Château Lespault-Martillac 2017 displays the profile of an excellent vintage, in which purity and minerality are expressed in perfect harmony. The 2017 vintage has indeed been a year of challenges. The vineyards of Château Lespault-Martillac were not spared by the frosts of April 25 and 29. However, the climatic conditions that followed made possible for the vines to continue in their usual vegetative cycle, until arriving at optimum phenolic maturity. Although the harvest was early, the grapes were very healthy, presenting a superb aromatic freshness, with an ideal balance between sugar and acidity. A sacrifice in quantity has revealed an excellence in quality for this delicate vintage.

Blending 80% Sauvignon blanc and 20% Sémillon, the Château Lespault-Martillac 2017 reveals a generous character with an intensely fruity quality. The lushness of Sémillon adapts perfectly to the aromatic freshness of Sauvignon. On the palate, a vivacious body combines with the same delicious fruity perceived on the nose. The wine offers not any ounce of heaviness and a persistent finish with a beautiful minerality. A superb vintage for a great wine reflecting the style of the estate.

Parker : 90 / 100
J. Robinson : 15,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Lespault-Martillac 2017 Blanc opens with a waft of SO2 over a core of ripe apples, pears and grapefruit plus hints of dill seed and crushed stones. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp and elegant, with a very lively backbone, finishing minerally. The blend is 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Sémillon. It was fermented in French oak barrels, 35% new, and aged on its lees for nine months.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
13.5

Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
15,5

J. Suckling
94

Vinous - A. Galloni
89-92

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
White

Producer
Château Lespault-Martillac

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Parker
90

Allergens
Contains sulphites