Château Lamothe Cissac

Vieilles Vignes


Appellation : Haut-Médoc


History: Created in 1988, the Vieilles Vi­gnes (old wines) cuvee of Châ­teau LA­MO­THE-CIS­SAC is produced only from the old vines and in the years with favourable weather allowing us to extract the power and concentration specific to our terroir. The goal is to vinify a great wine with a good aging potential.

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

Vineyard / Grape varieties: Area : Appox. 33 hectares. Average age of vineyard : 65 years. The older 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: Very strict rules are applied. Traditional vinification in stainless steel vats with long maceration to obtain an optimum concentration of tanins. High temperature (32-34°C) and frequent pump-overs to obtain a good structural complexity. Micro-oxygenation in vat strengthens the tanin concentration and enhances the wine suppleness.

Aging: 18 months in oak.

Wine features / Tasting notes: The vintages of Châ­teau
LA­MO­THE CIS­SAC 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. Will improve with medium-term cellaring.

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

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