Chateau Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux Blanc 2021 Bordeaux, France

Chateau Lamothe’s foundations date back to the 16th century. Its renovation in the 19th century transformed the building into a charming residence whose facade is pictured on the label. Located in the commune of Haux, on top of a clay-limestone slope in the heart of the Bordeaux wine country, this estate has been devoted to winegrowing from the very beginning, and has belonged to the same family for 4 generations (as of 1956). The 80 hectares of vineyards, including those of neighboring Chateau Manos, purchased in1991, are managed by Anne Neel and her children, Maria & Damien Chombart. As time went on, the owners of Lamothe expanded their vineyard holdings, renovated impressive underground galleries and turned them into cellars, and achieved a fine international reputation for their wines thanks to dynamic marketing both in France and abroad. This wine is made with premium Bordeaux varieties: Sauvignon Blanc (40%), Semillon (40%) and Muscadelle (20%). This blend, based on ancient tradition, is rare in Bordeaux these days. Traditional winemaking: skin contact (50%), cool fermentation (16/18° C) in vat, and barrel-aging on the lees for about 3 weeks, which makes the wine round, smooth, and fruity.