Lamothe Pontac 2013

Wine tasting note

The 2013 vintage of Lamothe Pontac is purple. The bouquet hightlights black fruits and spices aromas. This duality is reflected on the palate, and you will notice a good balance, lots of freshness and soft tannins. A real food-friendly Bordeaux wine meant to be drunk young.

2013 • Notebook

After an extremely rainy and cool winter, a late but homogeneous bud break, the spring did not keep its promises, with a winter-like month of May that made the growth slow and difficult. Despite the warm and sunny summer, stormy rains prevented us to acheive a great vintage. The grape harvest proved to be complex, with a careful sorting process to eliminate the immature and damaged berries. The 2013 vintage remains an interesting vintage.

  • Pruning : Double Guyot method
  • Culture : To avoid the use of herbicides, the area between the rows of vines is grassed over at all times.
  • Leaf stripping : Leaf thinning of the fruit bearing part of the vine
  • Treatments : Use of agro-chemicals in compliance with the Terra Vitis Certification
  • Average Yield : 47 Hl/Ha
  • Harvest : Plot selection according to quality and mechanical harvest
  • Pressing : Vertical press.
  • Fermentation : Low-temperature Maceration, alcoholic fermentation in thermo-regulated vats to preserve the freshness of the fruit and long vatting.
  • Aging : 9 months of barrels.
  • Bottling : On-Site bottling, on bottling line complying with the ISO 9002 standards.
  • Cork : Natural cork
  • Recommended storage period : 5 to 10 years

The AOC MEDOC Lamothe Pontac cuvee is very aromatic and fresh. It will be the perfect companion for a grilled duck breast, or a seven-hour lamb, but its less tannic typicity will also allow you to enjoy it with lighter dishes, such as asparagus, white meat barbecue and mixed salads. For cheese, it could go well with Comté, Chaource or Pont-l’Evêque.

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GRAPES

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon

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STORAGE PERIOD

5 to 10 years

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ALCOHOL BY VOLUME

12,5°

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TASTING TEMPERATURE

16° – 18°

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