Malartic Lagraviere, La Reserve de Malartic Pessac-Leognan 2018Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot
One of Château Malartic Lagravière’s bragging rights is that they are one of six properties to make the 1953 Graves Classification for both their whites and their reds. The property was originally known as Domaine de La Graviere, clearly taking its inspiration from the region of Graves surrounding it. It took on its current name when the Malartic family took over the domaine at the end of the 18th century. The family had a well-known son who was a French Navy Admiral, which is how there came to be a ship on the front of this label. Over the years, the care and precision of the work put forth into this property continues to show itself.
This is the domaine’s second wine which now makes up a larger percentage of the harvest. The terroir here is gravel and clay. The makeup of the wine doesn’t side more towards Cabernet or Merlot, it’s actually equal parts. The wine is aged in 65% new oak barrels, which is a decrease from what they had used prior. This can be cellared for 8-10 years after release. For younger vintages, it is recommended the wine decant for 2-3 hours prior.