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Château
Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan
Cru Classé de Graves
Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie
Originally named “Domaine de la Gravière”, this estate is located in Bordeaux’s most ancient winegrowing district.

The vines grow on one of the region’s most beautiful gravelly rises, consisting of alluvial deposits left millions of years ago.

The Maurès family acquired Domaine de la Gravière in the late 18th century, and it was later renamed Malartic-Lagravière in honour of Hippolyte, Count de Malartic, a famous admiral in the royal navy.

The estate was acquired by Michèle and Alfred-Alexandre Bonnie in late 1996. They completely renovated the 53 hectares of vines, including 7 of white wine grapes. Designed around the gravity flow concept, the chateau’s impressive state-of-the-art vat room is used to make wine based on traditional principles.

The estate has a magnificent gravel and clay terroir, and the vines are tended with meticulous care. The soil is ploughed all year long and work in the vineyard is done according to the precepts of sustainable agriculture.

Malartic-Lagravière is one of just six Bordeaux châteaux that produce both red and white classified growths. The intense, complex and elegant wines are famous the world over and are served in the best restaurants and at the finest tables.

Alfred
Bonnie
Owner
Château Malartic-Lagravière
( Pessac-Léognan )
Château Malartic-Lagravière
43, avenue de Mont de Marsan
  - 
33850
 
Léognan
Tel.
+33 (0)5 56 64 75 08
The Château in figures
Area under wine

53 hectares
 

Production

230,000 bottles
 

Soil

Dry gravel and clay gravel

Grape varieties

Red wine :

45 % Cabernet Sauvignon

45 % Merlot

8 % Cabernet franc

2 % Petit Verdot


White wine :

80 % Sauvignon

20 % Sémillon
 

Barrel ageing

Red wine: 15-22 months

White wine: 10-15 months

New barrels: 40-70 %

Second wine

La Réserve de Malartic