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Red Chateau Latour-Martillac 2019
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Red Chateau Latour-Martillac 2019

Red Chateau Latour-Martillac 2019

Cru classe - - - Red - See details
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The elegance and power of a voluptuous and aromatic red Graves Grand Cru Classe

The estate

Chateau Latour-Martillac owes its name to a tower standing in the château’s main courtyard. This tower is in fact the vestige of a 12th century fort, once used to overlook the road from Bordeaux to Toulouse. Owned by the Kressmann family since 1871, Chateau Latour-Martillac achieved the title of Cru Classe des Graves in both red and white in 1953. Tristan and Loïc Kressmann continue to carry on the family tradition with passion and ambition, developing great red and white Graves wines.

The vineyard

The Chateau Latour-Martillac vineyard enjoys an exceptional location in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The Martillac plateau is composed of a mosaic of gravel dating from the Quaternary, including flint, quartz, lydian and jasper. These soils constitute the terroir of choice for Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The other main terroir of the property is located closer to the Garonne, where we find clay-limestone and gravelly soils on the surface. This is where the Merlot and the white grape varieties of the property are planted (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon).

The vintage

A year marked by significant climatic contrasts, 2019 was a very technical vintage. After an early bud burst, spring 2019 was cold and rainy. By the end of June, summer set in with scorching temperatures. The rainy days at the end of July helped to avoid excessive water stress. The harvest at Chateau Latour-Martillac started on September 3 with the white grape varieties and on September 19 with the red grape varieties and ended on October 7.

The aging

40% in new barrels.

The blend

Cabernet sauvignon (72%), merlot (20%), petit verdot (8%).

The tasting

Tasted as a wine future, the Chateau Latour-Martillac red 2019 accurately reflects the identity of the terroir and of each grape variety used in the blend. The majority of the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, distinguished by its intense aromatic structure, with notes of black fruit and licorice. On the palate, it reveals a deliciously velvety and powerful tannic structure, gently caressing the mouth. The roundness of the Merlot and its delicacy lends the palate a generous and smooth texture, while the Petit Verdot brings a lively tension and relief thanks to its spicy and black fruit notes. In a great vintage ending in -9, the technical team helped produce a fantastic Château Latour-Martillac red 2019, an elegant Cru Classe de Graves with a bright future ahead of it.

Red Chateau Latour-Martillac 2019
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