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From the vine to the glass

“Each winegrower is using the soils as somebody is renting a house. At the end, you have to give them back as clean as you found them…”

This sentence, often said by Gayraud family to the next generation, shows their agri-environmental ethic. From the soil work to the green harvest, our philosophy is to preserve the living balance in which the vines draw all the minerals  tehy need.

THE CHATEAU LAMARTINE

The Château Lamartine is growing 37 hectares of vines located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th terraces which are the oldest one of the Lot Valley.

We give a high importance on the regularity of the soil work to provide to the vines the vital minerals they need. The result is a lively balance between the concentration and the complexity. Moreover, taking off the leaves and the green harvest allow the moderate yield… The secret of the greatest wines!

THE TERROIRS

60% of 3rd terrace
Clay limestone terroir – Elegant and complex wines

20% of 2nd terrace
Clay silica – Fleshy and round wines

20% of 4th terrace
Clay – Freshness and finesse wines

The temperate climate with Oceanic and Mediterranean influences guarantees the perfect maturity.

THE GRAPE VARIETIES

Red: Malbec (85%), Tannat (10%), Merlot (5%)
35 hectares

White: Chardonnay (50%), Chenin (30%), Viognier (20%)
2,5 hectares

THE CELLAR

A modern, functional, thermo-regulated tool adapted to the traditional methods of wine making: Careful sorting of the grapes, manual punch of the cap.

The barrel cellars houses more than 100 French oak barrels from 7 different barrels maker. They are stored to raise the wines among the best of the appellation.

THE PRODUCTION

220 000 bottles
94% Red (Malbec, Merlot, Tannat)
3% Rosé (Malbec, Merlot, Syrah)
3% White (Chardonnay, Chenin, Viognier)

THE VINO COLLECTION

Our terroirs are our divine creators. Each terroir gives its proper expression, its typicity. Our hands are just shaping the grapes, our palates control the ageing in the goal to get the purest expression from the terroir.