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Under the aegis of the Bonnie family, the progression of the majestic Château Malartic-Lagravière has been spectacular. This Graves Grand Cru Classé boasts an exceptional location, with a vineyard superbly situated on a gravelly hilltop. Equipped with state-of-the-art technical facilities, Château Malartic-Lagravière radiates throughout the appellation with white and red wines that stand out among the finest in Pessac-Léognan.
Le Comte de Malartic Rouge 2022 is a Pessac-Léognan wine from a vineyard of 73 hectares, 66 of which are dedicated to red wine. The vines, which are an average of 28 years old, are planted on soils of dry gravel and clay. The subsoil is made up of shell limestone and veins of clay. Comte de Malartic is the estate's Second Wine.
2022 was marked by extreme weather conditions, with spring frosts followed by drought and heatwaves in the summer. In the face of this, our knowledge of the terroir and the rigour of the teams made it possible to maintain the health of the vineyard. An early vintage produced grapes of optimal ripeness.
Winemaking and ageing
After the grapes have been hand-picked within each plot, they are meticulously selected on a double sorting and optical sorting table. Vinification then takes place in small, double-walled, thermo-regulated stainless steel and wooden vats in the shape of truncated cones. Vatting for 20 days. Aged in French oak barrels (30% new) on fine lees.
Comte de Malartic Rouge 2022 is a blend of Merlot (91.5%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%) and Petit Verdot (2.5%).