Chateau Malartic Lagraviere Pessac Loegnan 2016 (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Sub-Region

    Pessac-Leognan

  • Grape

    Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPetit Verdot

  • Farming Method

    ConventionalMost products with this label come from producers who do their best to avoid any intervention at all but it’s possible that some of the aforementioned preventative measures and additions are deemed necessary. Learn More

  • ABV

    13.5%

  • Food Pairing

    Aged CheeseBeefLamb

It is in a constant search for quality and with the support of highly qualified and committed teams that the Bonnie family passionately crafts the wines of Vignobles Malartic. Vintage after vintage, the wines of Châteaux Malartic-Lagravière brilliantly express the nobility and identity of their terroirs.  This Pessac Leognan Chateau has been making excellent wines in recent years under the management of owner Jean-Jacques Bonnie whose family purchased the property in 1997. The 46 hectare vineyard is planted with equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. A property on the rise where prices tend to be reasonable.

The property is a vast environmental area, an “agricultural” farm in the original sense of the word.   With this broad agro-ecological vision, their primary concern is to take care of the soil with reduced, measured human intervention, that is respectful of all forms of life.  Their rigorous ecological commitment has been implemented since 1997, with sustainable practices that respect the entire ecosystem.

Tasting Notes

Pronounced aromas of cassis and mint from the Cabernet Sauvignon meld beautifully with ripe blackberry and plum notes of Merlot along with some dried floral and black olive notes.  Vanilla bean and light toasty notes from the oak are perfectly integrated on the nose and palate.  Medium to full bodied with ripe tannins and a light grip but overall a very suave mouthfeel.  Flavors of black and red fruit, potpourri and earthy clay notes carry onto the long finish.

Method

The 2016 vintage is a blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon 53 %, Merlot 40 %, Cabernet-Franc 4 % and Petit-Verdot 3 %.  

Extreme weather conditions resulted in an exceptional vintage. A particularly wet winter and spring promised good yields. One of the best summers of the decade, with a long dry period, brought power and concentration. A remarkable late season, with substantial
differences in temperatures, ensured elegance for this exceptional vintage.  For the red wines, the vintage is in the “exceptional” category with substance and balance in both polyphenolic and aromatic terms. Long and slow ripening has refined the tannins and developed complexity in the flavours and aromas, while maintaining plenty of freshness. Exceptional and superb.

The sustainably grown grapes are hand harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for about 30 days.  The wine is aged on its fine lees in French oak barrels, 80% new oak, for 18 months.   The wine is made under the consultation of oenologist Michel Rolland.  

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$135.00

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