Classé in 1855
This "Grand cru
classé" sits on one of
the highest hills of Sauternes, and dominates the Ciron river valley.
Thus, it was called Lamothe-d'Assault until 1814. This vineyard has had
a troubled history, with many different owners. It was even split into
several holdings. The largest part was acquired by Philippe and Jacques
Guignard in 1981.
winemakers have built a solid reputation as
fervent perfectionists. Their wine cellars reflect their enthusiasm :
respect for tradition, attention to detail, the quiet mystery of
winemaking, then full of life when the golden nectar is finally poured
into a glass. They have created their own style, and their wine is
complex, well-balanced, fruity and fragrant.
of Chateau Lamothe-Guignard is
divided in two different soils, most important, is located on several
"plateau" with gravelly soil, and the other is one of the best
Sauternes' gravelly and chalky soil facing north and north west's
Ciron's valleyl's slopes. Ciron is the river which gives this soil's
climate and brings "noble rot" required for this wine's elaboration.
the Sauternais, grapes'concentration results from Borytis Cinerea, also
called "noble rot". This mould grows on grapes and pumps water out of
berries to condense sugar and flavors Grapes are picked in several
times to select only berries enough condensed. Then, berries are
traditionally turned to wine in oak's barrels.
2 Lamothe Ouest
33 210 Sauternes - France
GPS : 44°32'N -