Lamothe-Bergeron dates to the late 18th Century and has long been a benchmark for the Cru Bourgeois. In 2009, the property was acquired by Hardy Cognac and H. Mounier. The property was fully restored in 2015. The property is nestled between Margaux and Saint-Julien. The Château occupies some of the finest gravel soils in the Gironde estuary. This magical soil warms the grapes, provides perfect drainage and produces grapes of superb quality.
The vineyard covers 67 hectares of which 52% are planted to Merlot, 44% to Cabernet Sauvignon along with 2% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
This vintage 2016 has a good concentration on tannins, high anthocyanins content, intense colors with a nose of black fruits, structured in mouth with roundness, let foretell a great and promising vintage.
- Cultivation: supervised control, double Guyot pruning, debudding, leaf stripping, grass planting according to plot and green harvesting.
- Yield: 54 hl/ha.
- Vinification in thermo regulated stainless steel vats.
- Ageing: 12 to 18 months in barrels (30% new oak). }
- Blending of the vintage: 50% Carbernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5 % Petit Verdot
"Impressive freshness and vitality on the nose: bouyant black fruit mixed with tobacco and graphite. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, harmonious in the mouth with good depth, a lot of new oak on the finish but that should be subsumed by the time this is in bottle. There is potential here."
91 Points, WINE ADVOCATE