« The earth does not belong to us, we are only passing through... »
This sentence, often said by Gayraud family to the next generation, shows their agri-environmental ethic. From the soil work to the green harvest, the philosophy is to preserve the living balance in which the vines draw all the minerals they need.
The Château Lamartine is growing 37 hectares of vines located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Terrace of the Lot Valley.
The greatest care is always given to the vineyard:
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 – Fresh and fine wines
The temperate climate with Oceanic and Mediterranean influences guarantees the perfect maturity.
Red: Malbec (90%), Tannat (5%), Merlot (5%)
White: Chardonnay (60%), Chenin (30%), Viognier (10%)
A modern, functional, thermo-regulated tool adapted to the traditional methods of wine making: Careful sorting of the grapes, punch of the cap.
The barrels cellar houses more than 100 French oak barrels from 7 different barrel makers. They are stored to raise the wines among the best of the appellation.
200 000 bottles
94% Red (Malbec, Merlot, Tannat)
3% Rosé (Malbec, Merlot, Syrah)
3% White (Chardonnay, Chenin, Viognier)
« "The best things that happen in a company are not the result of one man's work. It's the work of a whole team."
Lamartine owes its consistency to the people behind the bottles, a loyal team whose sole objective is the quality of the wines and the service.
"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."
Lise & Benjamin
From April to October: Monday to Saturday – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm
From November to March: Monday to Friday – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm
(Week-end and French bank holidays by appointment)
All our wines are available to order and will be shipped from the vineyard to your French Metropolitan Home.