Château Latour Martillac 2017 (White)
Since 1884: ORIGINAL GRAPE VARIETIES
The plot where the grapes of Château Latour-Martillac grow sits on a hilltop with marked relief and outstanding exposure. Under the gravel and pebble laden surface, layers of sand, hardpan and clay can be found surrounded by pine tree laden forests. What is even more remarkable is that the entire collection of its German owner, Edouard Kressmann's selection of grape varieties which he planted in 1884 is still there. Enhanced by their great age these vine stocks embody the breed, verve and essence which still characterises this wine.
Château Latour-Martillac belongs to the Great Wines of Bordeaux and its white wines are some of the most complex in the world.
Optimal tasting years: 2020 (now!)- 2026
Optimal temperature: 12-15c
In your case:
One (1) Bottle of Château Latour Martillac 2017 (only 2,000 cases are produced every year)
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Wine footnotes: Latour or "the tower" derives its name from a famous French family the only remaining portion of the 12th century Montesquieu castle that once stood on this land. The structure once occupied a strategic position and controlled the route between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Today, the stones of the fort form part of the existing château.
WHY THE LABEL DOESN'T LOOK FRENCH
Since the Montesquieu family were lawyers, politicians and philosophers, the most famous being Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu who gave birth to the idea of the "separation of powers" implemented in many constitutions in the world today, Château Latour-Martillac did not become a vineyard until much later in its life when Monsieur Charropin bought it. He didn't produce good wine though until a German wine merchant, Edouard Kressmann, got involved in 1871. He would later acquire the estate in 1929 after the death of Charropin as the quality of the white wines in the area (Graves, the original name for the Pessac Leognan appellation) were remarkable.