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Château Malartic-Lagravière

France Bordeaux

The winery is located in the municipality of Léognan in the Pessac-Léognan area of Graves (Bordeaux). It was founded in the 18th century by the Lagravière family of shipowners. In 1803 Pierre Malartic...
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The wines keep constant high level and are usually the best in their respective category in the area. Weaknesses, there is little, but can occur in difficult vintages. However, this must be balanced in good years with particularly compelling assortments so that an operation can hold the status. In most cases you can blindly buy.
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0.75 L
2000 Pessac-Leognan AOC Grand Cru Classé
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht fleischig-animalischer, etwas nussiger, zedriger und einen Hauch schokoladiger, mit Luft imme...
The winery is located in the municipality of Léognan in the Pessac-Léognan area of Graves (Bordeaux). It was founded in the 18th century by the Lagravière family of shipowners. In 1803 Pierre Malartic bought it and added his name to it. A famous member of the family was the French admiral Comte Anne-Joseph-Hippolyte Maurès de Malartic (1730-1800), whom the three-master on the bottle label reminds us of. After changing ownership several times, the estate came into the possession of the champagne company Laurent-Perrier, who sold it to the Belgian Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie in 1997. Both white wine and red wine are classified as "Cru Classé" (Graves). The vineyards cover a total of 47 hectares, of which 41 hectares are planted with the red wine varieties Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Cabernet Franc (10%), and six hectares with the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc (80%) and Sémillon (20%). The extremely long-lasting red wine is aged for up to 22 months in barriques that are one third new. The long-lasting white wine matures up to eight months in 100% new barriques. The second wines (in white and red) are called "Sillage de Malartic". One rosé is called "Le Rosé de Malartic".
Château Malartic-Lagravière Region: France Bordeaux
One of the best producers of the region

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