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Château Malartic-Lagravière 2020

Bordeaux - Cru classePessac-Leognan - White
Château Malartic-Lagravière 2020
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    The precision and freshness of a white wine from Pessac-Léognan by Malartic-Lagravière

    The estate

    Under the leadership of the Bonnie family, the majestic Château Malartic-Lagravière has experienced a spectacular growth. This Grand Cru Classé of Graves enjoys an exceptional location, with its vineyard superbly situated on an outcropping of gravel. Home to state-of-the-art technical facilities, Château Malartic-Lagravière shines bright within its appellation with white and red wines that stand out among the most beautiful of Pessac-Léognan.

    The vineyard

    The 73-hectare Château Malartic-Lagravière vineyard extends over the Pessac-Léognan appellation. The Château Malartic-Lagravière white 2019 comes from the 9 hectares planted in white in the dry, clayey gravel soils upon shell-limestone subsoils. The vineyard is managed by means of sustainable agriculture and has been certified for High Environmental Value since 2015.

    The vintage

    The mild conditions at the start of the season favoured early bud burst. Spring was marked by cool temperatures and high humidity, and was followed by a month of March punctuated by episodes of frost. While the month of April was very hot, rainy days in May combined with 10 sunny days, allowing for a rapid and even flowering. Following the fruit set, heavy rains brought about significant mildew pressure in June. From mid-June, the weather was beautiful and dry, even scorching hot at times. Rain on August 11 was beneficial for the vineyard. The rigorous monitoring of the vines by the vineyard teams and the well-drained soils of the estate allowed for an optimal development of the vines despite these extreme conditions.

    Vinification and ageing

    Harvested manually, the grapes were rigorously sorted before being subjected to a slow and totally inert pressing. Fermentation was carried out in barrels, as was the ageing (65% new oak) for 12 to 14 months on fine lees with stirring.

    The blend

    The Château Malartic-Lagravière white 2020 was made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (83%) and Sémillon(17%).

    The tasting

    This Château Malartic-Lagravière 2020 white seduces with its aromatic purity, precision and roundness.

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

    Bettane & Desseauve
    94-94

    Decanter
    93

    J. Robinson
    16.5+

    J. Suckling
    95-96

    Revue du Vin de France
    89-90

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    92-94

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château Malartic-Lagravière

    Sweetness
    Dry white wines

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    91-93

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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