Made with 40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Muscadelle. This is a round and fresh, slightly pearly wine. The Semillon contributes roundness and body while Sauvignon, grown in limestone soil, makes this wine light, elegant, and aromatic. Gold color with green highlights. Floral aromas of hawthorn and grapefruit. This 2011 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Blanc should be chilled and enjoyed as an apertif or with oysters, mussels, or grilled fish.
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 neighbouring Chateau Manos, purchased in1991, are managed by Anne Neel and her children, Maria & Damien Chombart.