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- Mellow and elegant
- Fruit-driven and highly concentrated Bordeaux red
- Well-structured and absolutely delicious
Chateau Lamothe Bordeaux 2015 x12
Save $108.00 PER CASE
70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
The nose displays intense, almost jammy, red and dark fruit notes.
The wine is fruit-forward due to no time in oak. It's rounded and full on the palate, and underpinned with soft, refined tannins. A very well-structured Bordeaux wine, and absolutely delicious.
When the Vincent family came to choose a name for the Château, Lamothe was the obvious choice, given that "motte" is the French term for an artificially raised hillock. It is true that the actual place where the Château is situated is also called Lamothe, but it is its location, at one of the highest points in Entre-Deux-Mers, together with the remarkable quality of the wines, that today justify its name. Since the acquisition of the very first plots in 1873, while four generations have followed, the key values have remained the same: authenticity and progress, focusing entirely on allowing the fruit to truly shine. Since the 90s, with the arrival of the two brothers, Fabien and Christophe, the estate has undergone monumental change. Since he was only 12 years old, Christophe has nurtured a passion for vines, tending to them at length, with the aim of achieving the perfect balance of soil and plant, to create the healthiest fruit possible. As for Fabien, educated at the prestigious School of Research, his insatiable thirst for experimentation has led him to explore new fields in winemaking and elevage. Their fruitful partnership has led to a major technical evolution for the 2000 vintage: a new winery. Every innovation is trialled to reveal the intrinsic character of each terroir and extract optimum aromatics. It would be impossible to list every initiative, but among the most ground-breaking are new tanks in sufficient number and varying size to allow more detailed management of premium parcels, high-performance harvest sorting system, gravity flow and pre-fermentation cold soak to preserve the quality of the fruit. Nothing seems to phase the two brothers in their quest for excellence. Since 2010, all new plantings have been systematically backed by rigorous soil analysis. The way the vines are managed can now be tailored to individual plots and make it easier to vinify separate batches. While « ambition » is key, it is backed by responsible principals in tune with nature and the environment, including no chemical fertilizers, reducing the use of pesticides by 30-60% depending on the nature of the vintage, managing sewage and waste collection since 1994 and the installation of solar panels on some of the storage buildings ... In 2012, this approach was acknowledged with the environmentally-friendly Award "Certification Agriculture Respectueuse de l'Environnement en Aquitaine". The estate is now aiming for the high value environmental award*. Château Lamothe is a true Bordeaux gem, at an unbeatable price. Christophe and Fabien have proved that progress and environmental awareness can go hand in hand, creating one of the most delicious and elegant Bordeaux wines.
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