The vines of Lamothe-Bouscaut are on average 35 years old and grow on deep, gravel soils near the Garonne River, situated 200 metres above sea level. The vineyards are planted with 20% Semillon and 80% Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are managed sustainably in order to respect the environment. Labouring the soils and keeping ground cover between rows is essential, with spraying reduced to a minimum. The vines are Guyot-trained and are on well-draining gravel soils.
80% Sauvignon Blanc , 20% Semillon
The 2018 vintage started out very wet with hail and high levels of rainfall causing disease pressure in the vineyard. However, summer was hot and very dry and these conditions lasted through until October. While Bordeaux saw the hottest summer since 2003, the nights were cool, which allowed the grapes to maintain freshness.
Château Lamothe-Bouscaut is located in the village of Cadaujac and dates back to the 12th century. In 1999 it was acquired by its neighbour, Château Bouscaut, owned by Sophie Lurton and Laurent Cogombles. The vineyards measure a total of nine hectares and are mainly comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.