Bordeaux

Château LATOUR-MARTILLAC

Pessac-Leognan

Loïc and Tristan Kressmann continue in the tradition of their winemaking family, who have owned Château Latour Martillac since 1929.

Background

This Chateau can trace its roots back to the 12th century, when a fort with a tower (latour) was built to oversee the trade route from Bordeaux to Toulouse. The current winery is partially built from stones recycled from its ruins. The tower itself still stands today. Today, with oenologist Valérie Vialard in charge of the chai, and advice from some of Bordeaux’s top consultant oenologists, the Kressmann’s make wines that express the diverse character of the gravelly rise of the Martillac village. The Kressmann’s also make a delightful wine from deeper inside the Graves region, Château Langlet. With a Merlot dominated assemblage it offers a fruitier, more distinctly south-west France feel than its more restrained, yet mighty Cabernet based counterpart from Latour Martillac, and its limited production of white is a secret gem. In their respective classés, Latour Martillac and Langlet are some of the best value Bordeaux to be had.

Current Vintages

WhiteVintage
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon
2012
RedVintage
Latour-Martillac, AC Pessac-Léognan2007
Latour-Martillac, AC Pessac-Léognan2012
Latour-Martillac, AC Pessac-Léognan2005
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