Chateau Troplong Mondot
Chateau Troplong Mondot holds the esteemed classification of Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé. It shares this illustrious ranking with notable names like Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau Ausone.
- 100-point vintages: 2005, 2009, 2016
- Most popular for: Deep layers of complexity and bold fruit-forwardness
- Highest achievement: Obtaining the rare biodynamic certification for a Bordeaux estate
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Situated atop the Mondot hill, the Chateau boasts an awe-inspiring panorama of Saint-Émilion. Owned by the Valette-Pariente family since 2017, the estate has embraced sustainable and biodynamic practices. The current owner, Scopex, has maintained an unwavering commitment to quality, refraining from broad publicized awards and letting the wine speak for itself.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
The vineyard stretches over 33 hectares, with a grape composition of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc. The estate practices meticulous hand-harvesting and employs gravity-flow winemaking, which attributes to its notable elegance and structure. Scarcity is a given; the chateau only produces around 90,000 bottles annually.
Aging & Investment Value
With an aging potential of up to 20 years for its premier vintages, Chateau Troplong Mondot proves itself a stalwart investment. The estate's biodynamic practices further add a layer of exclusivity, making each bottle a collectible treasure for aficionados who seek both quality and longevity.