Château Malartic Lagravière (Red)
"Rien d'exceptionnel ne peut se faire sans un terroir d'exception"
WHY BUY IT ?
- Red & White Grand Cru Classé of Graves.
- Renown oenologists : Michel Rolland & Athanase Fakorellis.
- Vintage after Vintage, this property raises its quality, in both color.
- Top brand of Pessac Leognan.
- The estate’s team is passionate and works daily for a production of quality wines.
- The cellar is one of the first that transported the wines by gravity.
- Moreover, the constant quality researched and the knowledge of the soil, allows the estate applying a sustainable viticulture responding to the exigencies of the owners such as the wine lovers avid of respecting the environment.
- Recognized by important wine tasters as a “must-drink”.
The history of Château Malartic Lagravière really begins at the end of the 18th century, thanks to the family of Count Hippolyte de Maurès de Malartic. However, it was not until 1850 that the new owner of the estate, Mrs. Arnaud Ricard, awarded the name of Malartic to that of Lagravière in tribute) this illustrious admiral. Finally, it is Jacques Marly who will take over the direction of the Domaine from 1947. Finally, in 1996, the Château takes a new course with the arrival of the Bonnie family at its head. Château Malartic-Lagravière is one of six Crus graded both white and red in the 1953 Graves classification.
The vineyard of Château Malartic Lagravière is 53 hectares and 46 hectares of red & 7 hectares of white. Grape variety is composed of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc & 2% Petit Verdot. Since her arrival, the Bonnie family has given particular attention to the environment of their vineyard and to the care that is brought to it. Since 2008, the property has been certified in sustainable viticulture. This means that the team of Château Malartic Lagravière has limited the use of phytosanitary products. In general, the property is committed to many environmental and social points that can be found in their charter by clicking here. In the cellar, respect for tradition goes hand in hand with modern methods of winemaking. Designed with the architect Bernard Mazières in 1998, the Malartic-Lagravière winery is one of the first to welcome a gravel gravity transport process. The octagonal vat consists of 20 stainless steel and 10 thermoregulated wooden vats, which allow, due to their small sizes, a custom vinification per plot.
At the tasting, Château Malartic Lagravière Red is offering a perfect balance. Aromas are complexe while they reveal a deep freshness. Fantastic !
Their Team :
- Owner : BONNIE Family
- Managers: Jean-Jacques & Séverine BONNIE
- Commercial Director : Gaëlle LE FICHER