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Château Lespault-Martillac 2019

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The richness and minerality of a fine white wine from Pessac-Léognan

The estate
An irresistibly charming and historic property located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, Château Lespault-Martillac has experienced a real quality renaissance. Since 2009, the operation of Château Lespault-Martillac has been entrusted to the Grand Cru Classé de Graves Domaine de Chevalier and Olivier Bernard. With great passion and determination, Olivier Bernard has elevated this estate to its very best through wines that exude terroir in the glass.

The vineyard
Situated in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, the Château Lespault-Martillac vineyard is planted in deep gravel soils upon clayey-gravelly subsoils. 8 hectares of the vineyard are dedicated to the production of red wines and 1.5 hectares to the white wines. The vines are 40 years old on average.

The vintage
A sunny vintage, 2019 produced a superb wine at Château Lespault-Martillac. After a damp and mild spring, summer arrived with full force on June 20. July and August were characterised by scorching temperatures. The rainy days at the end of August were very beneficial, allowing the fruit to ripen by limiting the water stress of the vines. The harvest of the whites began on September 5th, yielding magnificent Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The winemaking
Harvest in three to five successive waves, depending on ripeness. Slow pneumatic pressing without stemming and without maceration. Settling in small inox tanks by gravity and alcoholic fermentation in barrels. No malolactic fermentation. Ageing on the lees in barrels for 9 months with lees stirring.

The ageing
9 months in barrels, including ¼ new barrels on lees with lees stirring.

The blend
Sauvignon blanc (70%), Sémillon (30%).

The tasting
Tasted as a wine future, the Château Lespault-Martillac white 2019 has a beautiful light gold colour with pale green reflections. With its great aromatic richness, the nose reveals delicious notes of yellow summer fruits, such as vine peaches, as well as exotic fruits and delicate floral notes. The attack gives way to a smooth and generous texture, enhanced by a lively acidity, which brings a sustained tension. The finish highlights the saline minerality of the vintage, resulting in great freshness and finesse.

Parker : 90-92+ / 100
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc

Dessert wine
No

J. Suckling
91-92

Vinous - A. Galloni
89-91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
White

Producer
Château Lespault-Martillac

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Parker
90-92+

Allergens
Contains sulphites

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