Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wine of the Week - Château Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux Blanc

Recently named to Wine Enthusiast's "Top 100 Best Buys of 2019" for the second year in a row, our featured wine this week is the Château Lamothe Bordeaux Blanc. The 2018 vintage was reviewed by Roger Voss, who says: "This crisp wine is bright, tangy and full of attractive lemon flavors. A riper side suggests red apples." Sounds like a perfect fall white!


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. In an effort to increase sustainability, Château Lamothe is working toward ISO 14001 certification, which sets out the criteria and maps out a framework that a winery can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.

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