Château Malartic Lagraviere, Grand Cru Classe

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Château Malartic Lagraviere, Grand Cru Classe

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Blend 

Cabernet-Sauvignon 50%
Merlot45%
Cabernet-Franc  3%
Petit-Verdot  2%

Technical data

Total area (A.O.C.) 53 hectares
Area in red (A.O.C.) 46 hectares
Geology  Well-drained gravels and clay gravels  on shelly limestone and clay subsoil
Grape varieties 45% Merlot - 45% Cabernet-Sauvignon 8% Cabernet-Franc - 2% Petit-Verdot
Density of plantation 10 000 plants / ha
Pruning method Guyot double
Average yield 38 hl/ha
Vinification Thermoregulated stainless steel or oak vat
ermentation 4 weeks and half - 28 to 30° C
Ageing Traditional oak barrels: 60% new oak
Ageing period 18 months

Tasting
Color:
intense, deep red with hints of violet. 
Nose: powerful, complex, rich, extremely elegant, refined, very deep. Various notes of red fruit (blackcurrants, raspberries). Concentrated, pure nose, with a smokiness and a minerality that is typical of this wine.  
Palate: smooth, rich, full-bodied attack. Distinguished, elegant, refined tannin structure. The same aromatic profile as the nose develops, with intense fruit, lovely minerality and pleasant smoky notes. The palate has superb length and supple tannins, making Château Malartic-Lagravière 2012 already very accessible, while at the same developing a complexity that suggests it will improve further with age. 

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