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Château La Tour-Martillac

The winery 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 château in the 18th century. In 1929 the estate was owned by the family or the wine trade 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 oenologists Denis Dubourdieu (Born 1949) and Michel Rolland (* 1947) engaged as a consultant.

The vineyards cover a total of 42 hectares of vineyards. Of these, 33 are 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 well-owned cattle herd on 10 acres 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 oak barrels. The second red wine is called "Château La Grave-Martillac". The long-lived white wine is matured for 15 months in 40% new oak barrels.

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