Charm and style

« It is no exaggeration to say that Lespault-Martillac has a great terroir. First of all, its elevation provides very good water balance, with excellent nature drainage for surface runoff. And there’s a fairy thick layer of gravel, 80 cm to 1.50 m deep, overlaying a mixture of clay and gravel. This deep subsoil is very cool and, despite the vineyard’s excellent natural drainage, there are no worries about suffering from drought conditions! »

« Some parts of Martillac with clay outcrops produce wines that are somewhat rustic, while the clay influence in other low-lying plots is conducive to excessive coolness in the soil. Fortunately, Lespault-Martillac has neither of these flaws thanks to its elevation and the deepness of its layer of clay. »

« Man can only reveal what nature has to offer. The terroir counts more than anything else… »


« Merlot predominates on this fine, rather warm and early maturing terroir. Moreover, it is propitious to numerous combinations of grape varieties… For instance, it would be possible to significantly increase the proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon to be more in keeping with the norm for the appellation. However, I feel that the existing mix of grape varieties results in a remarkably charming expression of the terroir that I like very much. ».

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