Chateau Lamothe Bouscaut Pessac Leognan Blanc 2019
Region: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 68% Sauvignon Blanc 32% Semillon
Bright yellow in colour. On the nose, there are aromas of ripe candied grapefruit, orange zest, ripe apricots and peach with undertones of vanilla. The oak is subtle and well-integrated, giving the wine good body and texture. This is complemented by fresh fruit and floral notes, which carry on to a long, mineral finish.
The vines of Lamothe-Bouscaut are on average 35 years old and grow near the Garonne River on deep, clay soils with a limestone based. Situated at 200 metres above sea level, the vineyards are planted with 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 on well-draining gravel soils.
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 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines grown on the deep gravelly soils are on average 35 years old. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and pruning is carried out by hand by five vineyard workers on the nine-hectare estate.