I don’t know why I don’t often go to the Médoc. Maybe simply because it takes an afternoon to go there, visit, take a lot of pupils and taste buds and come back to Bordeaux.
And half a day, get out your handkerchiefs, I don’t necessarily get that very often. But frankly the walk is worth it, especially at this time of the year, during the harvest. The vines have acquired this incredible red color, the ripe grapes are waiting to be picked and the weather is often beautiful. If you are passing through the Bordeaux region or if you live there, go for a walk, it’s an order 🙂 .
Today I am taking you to Castle Lamothe BergeronThe hotel is located on the edge of the estuary, in Cussac Fort Médoc, between Margaux and Pauillac to give you an idea. With the map, it’s more meaningful 🙂
The property dates from 1796 and the castle from 1868. After 18 months of work, it has just regained its former luster and opened its doors just before the summer. It is magnificent.
Inside, the suites and meeting and tasting rooms are contemporary chic, timeless. The view on the estuary is just superb.
A curiosity, the steel structure of the Castle, the original having been destroyed by a fire.
As for the purely wineThe visit of the wine storehouses will be a great opportunity to see the kind. 2 projections, one on a tank, the other on a glass wall, just in front of the barrels plunge you into the heart of the winemaking process. It’s playful and understandable (it’s not always the case, my poor Lucette) with a wow effect that goes well!
The visit concludes with a tasting. The Château Lamothe Bergeron is part of the family of the Haut-Médoc. It is also a Cru Bourgeois. The vineyard covers 67 hectares and is composed as follows: 58% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The wines are very well-balanced, aromatic, not aggressive on the palate, elegant and very easy to drink. You can taste one or more of them according to the formula you have chosen.
And the prices will you ask me?
I’ll let you look on the world wide web depending on the vintage but it’s less than 20 euros, or even less than 15 € a bottle. In short an excellent value for money.
One last picture of the harvest.
Castle Lamothe Bergeron – Chemin des Graves, 33460 Cussac-Fort-Médoc
Visits with or without reservation :
- Discovery tour: 8 € per person including the visit of the castle, the park, the vineyards, the vat room, the cellars and tasting of 2 wines.
- Amateur Visit: 10 € per person: Same as above with a tasting of 3 wines instead of 2.
- Prestige visit : 20 € : It includes here, in addition to the visits, the vertical tasting of 5 wines.
And on reservation :
- Macaroons and wines workshop
- Introduction to tasting
- Lunch on the grass
To discover on the site: www.lamothebergeron.com