Château Malartic Lagravière
A magnificent Domaine of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, known for its label proudly displaying a ship, Château Malartic-Lagravière is a true gem. Owned in the 18th century by the Count of Malartic, Château would be known as Domaine de La Gravière until 1850, when it took on its current name.
Since 1997, it has been owned by the Bonnie family, who, vintage after vintage, have continued to sublimate its wines with energy and passion, elevating Malartic-Lagravière among the greatest names in Bordeaux.
The Château Malartic-Lagravière is based on a 71-hectare vineyard implanted on an exceptional Pyrenean gravel hilltop.
- The red grape variety (62 ha) is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The ageing of the great wine lasts from 15 to 20 months in French oak barrels, of which 40 to 70% are new. The Réserve of Malartic is the Second red wine.
- The white grape variety (9 ha) is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. The great white wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels, of which 40 to 70% is new wood. The Réserve of Malartic is the Second white wine.
The Château Malartic-Lagravière is a great, very elegant wine, both red and white. The reds are fruity, fleshy and structured while the whites are smooth and saline. These are haute-couture wines, plain and simple.