History: In Roman times, the terrroir around the estate was already famous for producing quality wines. Remnants of a villa romana have been discovered close to the Château. In 1964, Gabriel Fabre purchased the property. The whole vineyard had to be replanted and the vathouse completely rebuilt. Vincent Fabre, his son, took over the management of the estate in 1991.
Location and soil: The vineyard is located party on the commune of CISSAC adjacent to Pauillac and partly on the plateau of VERTHEUIL contiguous with Saint-Estèphe. The gravelly subsoil is covered with a clayey limestone topsoil in some areas and a clayey gravel topsoil in other areas.
Vineyard / Grape varieties: Area : 33 hectares
Grape varieties : 58% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc.
Average age of vines: 30 years.
Crop control : Leaf thinning, midrow grassing, cluster thinning if necessary.
Vinification: The harvest is 100% destemmed. Modern temperature-controlled vats perfectly suited for the vinification of fine red Bordeaux wines.
2 to 3 daily pump-overs to optimize the colour and tanin extraction from the skins. 4-6 week maceration. Micro-oxygenation in vat to increase the tannic structure and colour intensity.
Aging: 12-months in oak. In order to clarify and oxygentate the wine, the racking processs is repeated several times during aging depending on the tasting results.
Wine features / Tasting notes: The vintages of Château Lamothe-Cissac exhibit a dark ruby colour in the first years. Aerating the wine displays a large spectrum of aromas : notes of red (blackcurrant) and jammy fruits associated with soft spices and subtle vanilla . Well-balanced palate with soft tanins and a very delicate finish. Excellent ageworthiness. Cellaring a few years will develop a complex mix of leather, undergrowth and smoky notes.
Food / Wine pairing: Rack of lamb, entrecôte bordelaise, T-bone steak, cheese.
APC Delivery Service
All items purchased from Park Lane Champagne are sent in bespoke packaging to ensure that your bottle arrives in pristine condition. All parcels are sent using APC who will email you an order tracking code when your delivery leaves our warehouse. Once you have received your order tracking code you can follow the progress of your package on the APC website using your tracking code.
UK Delivery Only
Please note that Park Lane Champagne deliver to the UK only from the website. This includes Northern Island and the Channel Islands. If you would like your item delivered abroad please contact us so that we can prepare a bespoke quotation.
|Standard (2-3 days)||£9.00|
|Next day (Mon-Thurs order before 3pm)||£12.00|
|Select a day||£15.00|
What happens if I'm out?
We use APC because if you are out when the delivery is made your item will be delivered to the nearest depot or left with a neighbour (if the driver feels it is safe to do so).
The driver will leave a card notifying you of the attempted delivery and advising on your nearest depot or how to re-arrange delivery. Please note that APC will not leave a parcel unattended at a property unless they deem it safe to do so.