Malartic-Lagravière: unveiling the legacy in every vine
A new movie about Malartic-Lagravière called Tales of Malartic-Lagravière, unveiling the legacy in every vine has been released.
It is a story spanning several centuries, where the lines draw the traces of the past, the present, and turn towards the future. A pact between the spontaneity of nature and the intuition of Man.
This is about a symbiosis, a unique harmony. It is about a gravelly hill, an exceptional terroir, an endless source of inspiration.
It’s the story of a gravelly hill, an exceptional terroir, an endless source of inspiration.
Since their arrival at Château Malartic-Lagravière, a Grand Cru Classé in Léognan, the Bonnie family has been working with inspiration to sublimate their wines.
They commit every day with their teams to manifest their overarching agro-ecological vision, with measured human intervention. Respectful of the living world, horse plowing cares for the soil, and green cover is maintained through pastoralism.
Renowned since decades as one of the jewels of the Bordeaux region, the estate is producing finest red and white Classified Growth wines, with depth, precision, balance and great elegance.
To capture the essence of their philosophy that gives life to those exceptional wines, we filmed the heart of the Grand Cru Classé for a year, immersing ourselves in the place, feeling its soul, and absorbing its energy.
This film was directed by Léo Lamant and Mathieu Augé of Lema Production during the year 2023.
Château Malartic-Lagravière, at a glance
• Located in a superb and old-age gravelly hilltop in Léognan (15 km from Bordeaux city)
• Classified Growth of Graves in white and in red
• 73 hectares (in which 7 ha of white)
• The wines: Château Malartic-Lagravière red and white (Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan Appellation) and Le Comte de Malartic red and white (second label)
• The grape varietals: Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet-Franc, Petit-Verdot; Sauvignon, Sémillon
• Agro-ecological vine management, horse-drawn ploughing and ecopasture.
• The Malartic farm gathers around 70 animals.
• Gravity operated process at the vat room, very gentle vinifications
• Short cuvaison, early blending, aging in oak barrels during 18 months average
• Family Bonnie owner since 1997
• Véronique and Jean-Jacques Bonnie, co-owner since 2019
• Alfred-Alexandre and Michèle Bonnie, founders.
• 40 people in the team
• Open to wine tourism 6/7 days a week. Gastronomical offers awarded and thematic workshops.
• The Bonnie family is also owner of Bodega DiamAndes in Argentina (130 ha in the Uco Valley)