By executing the plans of total renovation, gravity fed technology and sustainability, Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere is once, again, high on the charts of both wine critics and consumers. Add family members, son Jean-Jacques, daughter, Veronique and their spouses, Severine and Bruno to the mix and you have a well run, skilled operation, both on the marketing side, as well as the day to day operations of this 130 acre vineyard.
My host, Severin Bonnie, at a recent lunch in Manhattan, explained her families mission, as I have pointed out, regarding the rebirth of Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere. The proof is in the pudding, said one of the other wine critics, in attendance. Why don’t we try the wines? And that,we did.
The Chateau is one of the sixteen chateaus of the Graves region with classified growths. It is one of the few with classified growths in both red and white wine. The chateau is located in Leognan. Most of the vines are planted in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The vineyard is carbon footprint assessed, has a heating and refrigeration system that reduces environmental impact and a water treatment station that collects and recycles waste water.