An irresistibly charming and historic property located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation, Chateau Lespault-Martillac has experienced a quality-oriented renaissance. Since 2009, the operation of Chateau Lespault-Martillac has been entrusted to the Grand Cru Classe de Graves Domaine de Chevalier and Olivier Bernard. With great passion and determination, Olivier Bernard has elevated this estate to its very best through wines that exude terroir in the glass.
Chateau Lespault-Martillac is a Pessac-Leognan wine made from a vineyard of which 8 hectares are dedicated to the production of red wines and 1.5 hectares to the estate’s white wines. The vines are 40 years old on average and are planted on deep gravel soils resting on clay and gravel subsoils.
The 2021 vintage was marked by extreme weather conditions. Seven episodes of spring frosts had a significant impact on the vineyard, followed by heavy rainfall between May and June, which led to a strong mildew pressure in July. The mild weather in September and October was ideal and helped to refine the ripening process. The grapes harvested showcased a very high quality and gave rise to a fine vintge, for red and white wines alike.
Vinification and aging
Three to five successive selections depending on the level of maturity. The pressing is slow, without destemming or maceration in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Gravity-fed into vats. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in barrels, as is the aging period (of which ¼ of the barrels are new) for a period of 9 months on the lees with stirring.
Sauvignon Blanc (65%)
Bright and luminous, this wine reveals a beautiful pale gold color.
Lively, the nose combines generous and refreshing citrus and white fruit fragrances. The subtle floral aromas (acacia flower and honeysuckle) of the Semillon variety provide a delicious complexity.
Ample and fresh, the palate reveals a beautiful fruity and mineral acidity. Balanced and lively, the palate offers an alluringly generous, pure, precise and beautiful persistence.
This Chateau Lespault-Martillac 2021 white wine can be cellared until around 2030.
For an optimal tasting, serve at 10°C.