Château Jean Lamat
Château Jean Lamat is one of the smallest vintages of the Sainte-Croix-du-Mont appellation: its current production area does not exceed two hectares.
It is implanted on the best slopes of the appellation, its vineyard benefits from a full southern exposure on a clay-limestone soil with the source rock on the surface.
Château Jean Lamat is currently undergoing a complete renewal of its vineyard and technical installations.
These works have been conducted by the de Vathaire family, owners since 1858 of this vintage which already existed in the 18th century.
Technical description of Château Jean Lamat
Name of the Château : Château Jean Lamat
AOC : Sainte-Croix-du-Mont
Surface area : 2 hectares
Soil : Clay-limestone, with asteria limestone on south facing slopes
Grape varieties : 100% Semillon
Maturing : Concrete vats and barrels (1 to 2 wines) for 14 months
Average age of the vines : 60 years
Average yield per hectare : 25 hl
Tasting Chateau Jean Lamat
Tasting notes : The nose reveals itself slowly. It displays a lot of subtlety and delicacy. Nuances of aromatic herbs and spices, Chartreuse-like! It also reveals a chalky note, followed by pear, peach, pepper and saffron aromas. In short, it is rather complex! The palate is distinguished by its finesse, liveliness and moderate sweetness. The wine does not try to shine with opulence but more with freshness and temper. A fresh, lively, slightly mellow and thirst-quenching wine.