After a dry winter the rains in May and June made the flowering difficult and a great number of berries aborted or failed to grow, especially for the Sauvignon grapes. A wet summer slowed down the change of colour of the grape berries. Fortunately a wonderful and miraculous September month brought out the best of the Sauvignon and Semillon grapes, which show a great expression.
The Sauvignons have a high sugar concentration, with a nice acidity level however, and the Semillons are beautifully toasted.
Period of harvest
From September 4th to 19th, 2002
58% Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Enthusiast – 93 pts (2005/06)
« The Kressmann family produces a classic white at its Martillac estate. It is powered with fresh apples and cream flavors. A delicate layer of wood gives a fine lift to this Sauvignon Blanc-dominated the blend. There is a streak of minerality the wine more than just deliciously fruity. »
Between 12°C and 14°C