Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wine of the Week - Château Lamothe Bordeaux Rouge

This week's featured wine is a real classic - Bordeaux resonates for many a wine lover, and with good reason. Though the most famed wines from this region can command eye-watering prices, there are plenty of delicious bottles out there with wallet-friendly prices. Enter the Château Lamothe Bordeaux Rouge. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, this powerhouse red shows all the typical hallmarks of Bordeaux - plum and blackcurrant fruit, spice, and savory notes - at price that makes it ideal for everyday drinking.

Located in the commune of Haux southwest of Bordeaux’s city center, Château Lamothe has actively produced estate-bottled wine since the 16th century. Its renovation in the 19th century yielded the distinctive façade now pictured on the label of each of the Lamothe cuvees. It is currently run by The Néel-Chombart family, who have owned the property since 1956. The Château currently spans 80 hectares of clay and limestone slopes in prime Bordeaux growing conditions. Over the past fifty years the family purchased more hectarage under vine and converted what were underground galleries below the chateau into cellars ideal for aging wine. Winemaking technology was also modernized and vastly improved. Today Château Lamothe’s distinctive label is recognized world-wide, and enjoys quite a following.

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