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Château Lespault-Martillac 2019

Château Lespault-Martillac 2019
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    An elegant and smooth fine red wine by Lespault-Martillac

    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 winemaking
    Sorting at harvest (manual). In the cellar: two sortings on the table, before and after destemming. Filled into thermoregulated concrete tanks from 50 to 80 hl, by means of a gravity-led system. Manual pour-overs and punch-downs. Moderate extraction. Malolactic fermentation in barrels

    The ageing
    14 months in barrel, including the first four months on the lees with 1/3 new barrels.

    The blend
    Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%).

    The tasting
    Tasted en primeur, the Château Lespault-Martillac red 2019 reveals a beautiful dark colour in the glass. Intense and powerful, the aromatic bouquet offers beautiful aromas of black fruits and red fruits, as well as cocoa touches and warm spicy notes. The attack is filled with generous texture evolving with great flexibility on the palate, structured by a tight tannic structure. This density is balanced by an intense fruit and a nice freshness, which gives a nice liveliness to this wine. A superb vintage ending in -9 for Lespault-Martillac, yielding a perfectly balanced red wine with great aging potential.

    Parker : 89-91+ / 100
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Grape varieties
    Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec

    Dessert wine
    No

    J. Suckling
    93-94

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    91-93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Lespault-Martillac

    Parker
    89-91+

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

    Is promo
    No

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