Château Lamothe-Cissac

Vieilles Vignes - Orain Design

Cissac-Médoc

Appellation : Haut-Médoc

 

History : In 2003, we started cooperation with Mr. ORAIN designer in Paris to create a more modern and attractive label for Château LAMOTHE-CISSAC Cuvée Vieilles Vignes. Doing so we wanted to have a labelling more in keeping with the style of our wines: Modern Haut-Médoc wines with a ripe fruit, a rich structure and supple tannins.

This new label aims at representing a new style of Bordeaux wines more in accordance with the evolution of the wine lover taste.

 

Location and soil : Deep gravels in majority with clayey limestone in some areas.

 

Vineyard / Grape varieties : The old vines include approximately 10 hectares. Average age of vineyard: 65 years. The oldest vines are 70 years old. Low yield per hectare owing to the age of the vines.

Varietals: 75% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot noir and 10% petit verdot.

 

Vinification : Traditional vinification in stainless steel vats with long maceration to obtain an optimum concentration of tannins. High temperature (32-34°C) and frequent pump-overs to obtain a good structural complexity. Micro-oxygenation in vat strengthens the tannin concentration and enhances the wine suppleness.

 

Aging : 18 months aging in oak depending on the vintage.

 

Wine features / Tasting notes : The vintages of Château LAMOTHECISSAC Vieilles Vignes exhibit a deep purple red colour in the first years. Outstanding aromatic complexity with good integration of fruit and new oak. Large spectrum of aromas: clove, spices and mild tobacco. Generous and elegant wine with long cellaring potential. It will improve with medium-term cellaring.

 

Food / Wine pairing : Rack of lamb, T-bone steak and cheese.

 

Packaging : 0,75 l bottles packed only in wooden cases.