Producer Profile: Château Malartic-Lagravière

One of only six Bordeaux châteaux classified for both its red and white wine, this Pessac-Léognan estate has gone from strength to strength since its purchase by the Bonnie family 18 years ago. Jane Anson charts its rise

Malartic-Lagravière: a timeline

Michele and Alfred-Alexandra Bonnie (centre) with their family

Jane Anson’s top five Malartic-Lagravière wines

1700s Estate known as Domaine de Lagravière

1790s The family of Count Hippolyte de Maurès de Malartic buys the property

1850 1850 Madame Arnaud Ricard becomes owner and adds Malartic to name of the estate

1950s The Marly family is the last of the Ricard ancestry to run Malartic. Jacques Marly was estate manager from 1947 to 1990

1953 Malartic-Lagravière one of only six properties in Bordeaux awarded Cru Classé de Graves for both its red and white wines

1990 Champagne maker Laurent-Perrier buys the property

1997 Belgian couple Alfred-Alexandre and Michèle Bonnie become owners

1998 Extensive replanting and new winery from architect Bernard Mazières

2005 Bonnie family buys DiamAndes (above) in Argentina (part of the Clos de Los Siete project with consultant Michel Rolland), and Château Gazin Rocquencourt in Pessac-Léognan

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