Nose

Myriad fruity aromas overlaid with spicy and floral notes.

Palate

Both concentered and smooth on the palate with an aftertaste of vanilla and licorice. Complex, balanced.

Growing Conditions

In order to respect and preserve the environment, we promote biodiversity in our vines and practice respectful viticulture every day, from vineyard to the winery. As such, we have just received HVE certification. (Hight Environnemental Value). This certification of our winery is the result of our efforts made over several years to progress towards sustainable agriculture, respectful of the environment in accordance with the nature that surrounds us.

Winemaking

To obtain a good balance between the wine's powerful, full-bodied side and the understated oak that contributes to a round, smooth aftertaste. Merlot: (60%) This grape blends beautiful with the clay soil to produce round, rich, heady wines with soft, attractive tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon: (30%) This variety thrives in hot gravely soil. It has tannin that is harder than the Merlot and makes it possible for the wine to improve with age. Cabernet Franc: (10%) This Cabernet contributes fineness and fruitiness (Raspberries, violets, blackcurrants). It is best suited in limestone soil, and its roots go deep into Château Lamothe’s friable sub-soil .

Aging

Ageing in French oak barrels for 12 months in underground cellars (30% new barrels and 70% used for 1 or 2 previous vintages)

Appearance

Very deep, beautiful color.

Food Pairing

A wine to enjoy with grilled meat like beef or duck and soft-ripened cheeses. Best served at 18-19°C