Troplong Mondot Castle

In the eighteenth century, the estate belonged to an aristocrat from the Gironde region, the Abbey Raymond de Cèze. It was then ceded to a peer of France, Raymond Troplong in the nineteenth century. It is then that the 33 hectare vineyard located on the clay-limestone Mondot mound acquired its letters of nobility. The Valette family took the estate over in the twentieth century and it is the great-granddaughter, Christine, who inherits it today. Christine Valette Pariente isn’t alone in working on the vines, bringing them on and producing her wine. Her husband Xavier works besides her, however she has brought a very personal feminine touch to the estate which makes it all the way into the bottles. Such elegance, which reveals itself to the nose and on the palate. Classified Premier Grand Cru in 2006, the Château Troplong Mondot is a highly structured wine with supple tannins that develop over time towards aromas of blackberry and truffle. Mondot’s second wine, created in 1985 with a majority of cabernet grapes is silky and fruity, another great wine. Visits by appointment. Troplong Mondot also boasts a collection of beautiful apartments and guestrooms in the outbuildings and workshop so that you can enjoy your stay in the middle of vineyards overlooking the city of Saint-Émilion. In addition to which a small wine maker’s house has also been renovated and turned into a guest house. Meals and fitness classes can also be organised upon request.