Château Malartic-Lagraviere 2018

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• Domaine: Château Malartic-Lagraviere
• Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
• Classification: Grand Cru Classé de Graves
• Origin: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

At the heart of the Bordeaux region, the Domaine de Lagravière has always been distinguished by the quality of its terroir. Acquired at the end of the 18th century by Count Hippolyte de Maurès de Malartic, from an ancient noble family of Armagnac, this domain witnessed glorious maritime exploits.

Indeed, Count Malartic, a devoted servant to the Kings of France, distinguished himself as an admiral in naval battles against the English worldwide, notably during the Battle of Quebec in 1756. In 1850, Madame Arnaud Ricard, heiress of the domain, added the name Malartic to Lagravière in homage to its illustrious predecessors. Under her leadership, the domain experienced a period of prosperity, marked by the addition of small vineyard parcels and careful management. For nearly 140 years, the domain remained in the family, passed down through generations and primarily managed by women. In 1947, Jacques Marly took the reins of Malartic-Lagravière after marrying a descendant of Madame Ricard. His involvement in local wine-growing life, notably during the Graves classification in 1953, contributed to the domain's renown. In 1990, the domain came under the stewardship of Champagne Laurent-Perrier. Under this new direction, the domain embarked on quality work with the creation of the second wine, Le Sillage de Malartic. However, the renovation projects necessary to preserve Malartic-Lagravière's Cru Classé status were not successfully carried out. In 1997, the domain regained its former splendor when the Brussels couple Alfred-Alexandre and Michèle Bonnie acquired it. They undertook a complete renovation, building a new cellar and restoring the château. The vineyard was expanded, giving the domain its current dimension.

Since then, under the leadership of Véronique and Jean-Jacques Bonnie, the domain is committed to adapting its viticultural practices to contemporary challenges. They also aim to transform this magical place into a space open to visitors, offering an immersive and unforgettable experience at the intersection of digital and terroir.

Tasting Notes

"The 2016 Malartic-Lagraviere is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot picked between 13-20 October at 46 hectoliters per hectare. It is matured in 80% new oak and the remainder one year old. It has a very composed and pure bouquet with blackberry, mint and just a touch of blueberry, the new oak neatly integrated and menthol developing with time. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine structure and a keen line of acidity; this is a pixelated Pessac-Léognan that exudes style and panache. There is an effortless nature to this wine and it feels so persistent in the mouth that you cannot wait to take another sip. This is (another) impressive release from the bonny Bonnie family and do not be surprised if it eventually surpasses the outstanding 2015." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/28/2017, Issue 230), Ratings: 94-96, Drink: 2023-2045

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LWIN 1012677
Stock Status In Stock
Appellation Pessac-Léognan
Vintage 2018
Brand Château Malartic Lagraviere
Shipping Weight 3.000000
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Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious wine appellation located in the northern Graves region of Bordeaux on the Left Bank of the Garonne River to the south of Bordeaux city. Created in 1987 the Pessac-Léognan AOC encompasses communes in the south of Bordeaux such as Pessac-Léognan and Martillac. 

Pessac-Léognan soils are among the most widely varied in the region which explains why both serious red and white wines can be produced. The main grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Semillon producing elegant, complex wines that age well. 

These wines are known for their structure and their rich flavors often featuring notes of dark fruits, tobacco, spices. 

Pessac-Léognan has fourteen Crus Classés de Graves including one that is also a 1855 First Growths : Château Haut-Brion.

The area is home to several renowned estates including Château Pape-Clement, Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Château Malartic-Lagravière, Château Lespault-Martillac, Château Haut-Bailly, Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Domaine de Chevalier, Château Latour-Martillac, La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion, Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Château Carbonnieux, Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, Clos Floridene, Château Bouscaut, Château Olivier, Château La Tour Haut-Brion, Château Brown, Château Baret, Château de Fieuzal, Château Ferran.

These estates are celebrated for their meticulous winemaking processes and commitment to excellence ensuring that each bottle reflects the rich heritage and terroir of the region. 

 

 

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