Chateau Lamothe Bouscaut Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2017 (1x 75cl)
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2019 Bordeaux supplement, in the article "My Top 20 Dry White Bordeaux" by Andy Howard MW (see blue link below).
Chateau Lamothe Bouscaut Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2017 - July 2019 Decanter review
Château Lamothe Bouscaut is located in the village of Cadaujac and dates back to the 12th century. In 1999 it was acquired by its neighbour, Château Bouscaut, owned by Sophie Lurton and Laurent Cogombles. The vineyards measure a total of nine hectares and are mainly comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
The vines of Lamothe-Bouscaut are on average 35 years old and grow on deep, gravel soils near the Garonne River. The vineyards are planted to red with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, and for the whites 20% Semillon and 80% Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are managed sustainably in order to respect the environment. Labouring the soils and keeping ground cover between rows is essential, with spraying reduced to a minimum. The vines are Guyot-trained and are looked after by five vineyard workers.
The grapes were hand harvested. The bunches of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were pressed and the juce partially racked and chilled for 24 hours. Afterwards, the must was transferred to oak barrels, of which 30% was new, where it was vinified on its fine lees. After fermentation, the wine was aged for eight months in oak with bâtonnage taking place once a month.
The nose offers fresh citrus and floral notes. On the palate, it is well-rounded, with grapefruit and pineapple flavours. The oak is subtle and well-integrated, giving the wine good body and balance, with a long and elegant finish.
Sauvignon Blanc | Semillon
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