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Château La Tour-Martillac

The estate is located in the municipality of Martillac in the area Pessac-Léognan in Graves (Bordeaux). The name derives from a tower from the 12th century, which was part of a castle. The ruins served as a quarry for the construction of the chateau in the 18th century. In 1929 the estate came into the possession of the family or the wine trading company Kressmann. Today it is run by the next generation of the Kressmann family, the brothers Tristan and Loïc. In the late 1980s, the well-known oenologist Denis Dubourdieu (* 1949) and Michel Rolland (* 1947) engaged as a consultant.

The vineyards cover a total of 42 hectares. 33 of these are with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (35%) and Petit Verdot (5%), and 9 hectares with the white varieties Sémillon (55%), Sauvignon Blanc (40%) and Muscadelle (5%) planted. A herd of cattle on 10 hectares of pasture provides the fertilizer for the ecological Management. Both white wine and red wine are classified as "Cru Classé" according to the Graves classification. The long-lived red wine is aged for 20 months in 40% new barriques. The second red wine is called "Château La Grave-Martillac". The long-lived white wine is aged for 15 months in 40% new barriques.

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