Château-Latour-Martillac Lacroix-Martillac Pessac-Leognan White 2016
Lacroix-Martillac is the second label for the illustrious Château LaTour-Martillac in Graves, which has been owned by the same family since the late 1800's. Today, the 6 children of Jean Kressmann own the domain and continue on the family tradition. Tristan and Loïc, the two younger sons, manage the estate with the assistance of the best wine consultants in Bordeaux. With each vintage they strive to produce the best wines from this authentic Graves soil.
Since the 1980’s, they have increased the area planted in Sauvignon Blanc to compliment perfectly with the Sémillon, the historical grape variety of the property. This white is made from the clay-limestone soil on the eastern slopes of the property, offering good natural drainage. A blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon, with vines averaging 35 years, farmed with sustainable methods and green harvesting by hand.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
Wine EnthusiastFrom the young vines of this Graves classed-growth property, this wine shares some of the impressive structure and aging potential as the Grand Vin of the estate. It is ripe, juicy with grapefruit and tropical flavors balanced with spice from wood aging. Drink from 2021.