2010 Malartic-Lagraviere Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2013

A white with lovely minerality and sliced lemon character. It's full and fresh with bright acidity and a long exciting finish. The wines keep getting better and better here. Drink or hold.
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, May 2013

A fruity, ripe wine with lemon and pineapple flavors alongside a fine tang of citrus. It’s beautifully marked with wood aging to give a rounded, rich mouthfeel. It also has the texture to mellow into a more nuanced wine...
DC 93

Decanter, December 2018

This is rich in the welcoming texture of a good white vintage, and has retained a beautiful freshness to it as it has aged. The fruit character is still full of life, pliable and juicy, with nectarine and white pear flesh...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013

This full-bodied blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon hit 14.5% natural alcohol. It is deep and rich, with loads of caramelized grapefruit, tropical fruit, subtle oak, wet stones and plenty of melons. Drink...
VN 93

Vinous, April 2019

The 2010 Malartic-Lagravière Blanc, a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon, has an effervescent bouquet with orange sorbet and white peach aromas. It is very well defined, playful even. The palate is well...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere of Pessac-Leognan is one of only six Bordeaux chateaux that have both red and white classified wines.

Originally Domaine de Lagraviere, the estate was purchased at the end of the 18th century by the family of Count Hippolyte de Maures de Malartic, an admiral who served in the French Navy. The estate was then bought in 1850 by Madame Arnaud Ricard, who added the name Malartic to that of Lagraviere as a tribute to the former owners.

Located on the oldest wine-producing terroir in Bordeaux, Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere’s vineyard is on a high terrace of 8-meter-deep gravelly soil over limestone and clay. It covers 53 hectares planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

in 1998, the winery became one of the first to adopt a fully gravity-driven grape transport system. After manual harvests and double sorting on vibrating tables, grapes are transported to the vats and then to the barrels only by gravity. The vat room is also highly innovative. Its octagonal layout houses 20 stainless steel vats and 10 wooden ones, all conical and temperature-controlled. Being small, each one can accommodate the fruit from specific plots for individual vinification.

After blending, the wine is left to age in a 1200-barrel capacity air-conditioned cellar with controlled humidity levels. 25 to 35% of the barrels are replaced every year with new ones from the best coopers.