Surface of production for red: 9 ha (total surface: 56 ha)
Nature of the soil : Clay-limestone soil on the eastern slopes of the property, offering good natural drainage with optimum exposure for our white grape varieties.
Grape varieties: 50% Sauvignon Blanc;50% Sémillon
Pruning: Double Guyot system for the Sauvignon Blanc and Cordon system for the Sémillon
Density of planting: 7,200 feet/ha
Average age of the vineyard : 30 years
Vineyard management: Traditional sustainable farming methods, with mechanical soil maintenance. High Environmental Value Certification (HEV).
Green harvesting by hand: The work on the growing vines is carried out manually (pruning, excess buds, shoots and leaves removal).
The 2021 vintage
2021 is a year that was characterized by complex climatic conditions. The very wet winter gave way to
a particularly dry beginning of spring, with only 20mm of precipitation per month in March and
April, compared to the usual 70mm. April was marked by several very cold nights, between April 6 and
19, with numerous frost events. The flowering, at the beginning of June, was particularly
homogeneous. The summer was relatively cool, with the exception of a heat wave at the end of July
and the on 15th of August, leading to a slight delay in the veraison.
The white harvest started rather late compared to previous years, on September 9, and ended on
September 21 with a yield that was finally higher than in 2020.
Period of harvest
From Sept. 9 to 21
50% Sauvignon blanc – 50% Sémillon
The Lacroix-Martillac white 2021 has a clear and bright color with beautiful pale green reflections. The nose opens with aromas of citrus, fresh white fruits, jasmine and acacia. The mouth reveals a remarkable freshness, underlined by pleasant notes of grapefruit, and develops in richness and unctuousness around yellow flesh fruits and exotic fruits. The finish is tasty. To be consumed within 3 to 5 years.
Between 10°C / 50°F and 12°C / 53°F.