Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2015

Red Wine

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Item# 1639-15

Product Ratings

James Suckling 96-97pt
Robert Parker 92pt
Wine Spectator 92pt

Harvest

Merlots: From 21 september to 7 october 2015
Cabernet-Sauvignon: From 12 to 15 october 2015
Cabernet-Franc: 8 october 2015
Petit-Verdot: 8 october 2015

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
Average age of the vineyard: 31 years old
Pruning method: Guyot double
Average yield: 43 hl/ha
Harvest: Hand picking - Sustainable farming - High Value Environmental certification
Vinification: Thermoregulated stainless steel or oak vats
Fermentation: About 30 days - 28 to 30 Celsius
Ageing: Traditional on fine lies in French oak barrels - New oak 80%
Ageing period: In progress
Oenologist Consultants: Michel Rolland

Weather

The cold, wet winter was followed by a historically warm, dry spring until the end of July. Some welcome rain contributed to a perfect development of the ripening phase in August.
There was a magnificent period of Indian summer weather. A few spells of rain in early September and mid-October did not harm the grapes' excellent state of health and the steady progression in their degrees of ripeness. The red grapes’ harvest started on September, 21st but most of them were picked between September, 29th and October, 7th. The Cabernet followed from October, 12th in radiant sunshine.