Olivier Bernard, architect of a new deal.

Château Lespault-Martillac is an ancient estate located on a fine gravelly rise overlooking the commune of Martillac. Since 2009, management has been entrusted to Domaine de Chevalier, a Graves great growth belonging to the Bernard family.
Olivier Bernard has a clear ambition: to realise the château’s outstanding potential and its aim of becoming one of the jewels of the Pessac-Léognan appellation.
The new man at the helm of Lespault-Martillac gives us an insight into future developments…

New deal

My priority is to fully express the vineyard's considerable potential…

Our goal from the very start was to make great wine thanks to Lespault-Martillac’s truly outstanding terroir and its old Merlot vines with low yields of superb fruit…

My priority

I decided to highlight this great terroir's intrinsic charm…

Merlot predominates on this fine, rather warm and early maturing terroir. Moreover, it is propitious to numerous combinations of grape varieties…

Charm & style

Great wine is always made from great grapes...

The vineyard consists of eight hectares in a single block, including one of white wine grapes. It is cultivated like a garden, with the same care and attention as at Domaine de Chevalier…

Like a garden
red wine

Grapes from 7 hectares of old vines, mainly planted with Merlot and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, are fermented and aged carefully to bring out the best of the terroir and fruit.

white wine

Grapes from a single hectare planted with 80% de Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon are fermented with surgical precision by the highly-skilled team from Domaine de Chevalier.

Wines with natural silkiness and a smooth...

Winemaking method

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