Chateau Lespault-Martillac Blanc 2016
The wine, barrel-aged on fine lees, is a crystal-clear with a slightly golden color. The lively aromas of Sauvignon Blanc grown on this terroir feature tropical fruit with citrus overtones. We enjoyed this wine’s aromas for a surprisingly long time before tasting it! The immediate impression on the palate is of fresh fruity, suave opulence without any heaviness. Delicate acidity enhances the structure of this generous wine and prolongs the pleasure on the aftertaste for several seconds. The lovely balance and mineral overtones of this dry white wine reflect the superb terroir and great respect for the fruit.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points
Starting with the 2009 vintage, the owners, the Jean-Claude Bolleau family, have entrusted management of this estate to Domaine de Chevalier, a Graves great growth. Olivier Bernard and his team have undertaken to make this wine with an outstanding potential one of the jewels of the Pessac-Leognan appellation. In order to do so, they use the same methods as the finest great growths: ploughing the soil, sustainable viticulture, plot-by-plot vineyard management, hand picking and careful sorting of grapes, their transfer by gravity flow into small 50-80 hectolitre fermentation vats, finely-tuned extraction, malolactic fermentation, ageing in barrel on the lees, etc.