Ch. Lamothe Blanc, Bordeaux
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Ch. Lamothe Blanc, Bordeaux - 2023

Item # 36634 750mL

Château Lamothe has crafted wines since the 16th century. Today, the Néel-Chombart family manages 80 hectares of clay and limestone slopes on the Right Bank just southwest of the city of Bordeaux.

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Bee Hotels? Bee-lieve it! If you're in the mood for a classic yet affordable Bordeaux Blanc, the Chateau Lamothe Blanc 2016 will not disappoint. This lovely wine is a blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, and 20% Muscadelle, which adds a perfectly balanced floral note.The Néel-Chombart family, which has been running Chateaux Lamothe since 1956, is committed to sustainable farming, including the presence of bee hotels on the property! Perhaps this is why the wine, with its fresh peach blossom, light citrus, and honeysuckle nose, reminds me of picnics in sunny meadows with bumble bees lazily floating from flower to flower. Enjoy this wine on its own, or with light dishes such as fish, green salads, or chilled soups.

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Glossary

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite utterly at the whim of the winemaker. Some are fermented in barrel, others in stainless steel. Some...

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Bordeaux

Situated on the mid-Atlantic coast of France around the Gironde river, Bordeaux is home to some of the most legendary wines on earth. There are (for all intents and purposes) five grape varieties permitted under French wine law for red Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and, very infrequently, Petit Verdot and Malbec. For white Bordeaux, only three varieties are permitted: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillion, and Muscadelle. The exact percentages of each grape variety used in any...

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