Château Troplong Mondot

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Château Troplong Mondot is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked Premier grand cru classé B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located in the Right Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region in the commune of Saint-Émilion, adjacent to Château Pavie.

The château also produces a second wine since 1985 named Château Mondot.

History[edit]

Originally part of the De Sèze estate in the 18th century, the vineyard situated on the crest of Mondot included what is today Pavie.[1] By the mid-19th century, the Mondot family had acquired a great portion of the land, and in 1936 it came into the ownership of Alexandre Valette.[1][2] Historically not a widely known winery, it has had success in recent years, considered by many to some extent attributable to the château's collaboration with Michel Rolland.[2]Between 1993 and 1994 the wines at Troplong-Mondot were made by 2012 Food and Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year Aaron Pott.

Production[edit]

The vineyard area extends 33 hectares, with a grape variety of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The estate averages an annual production of 10,000 of its Grand Vin and 800 cases of its second wine Mondot.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peppercorn, David (2003). Bordeaux. London: Mitchell Beazley. pp. 466–467. ISBN 1-84000-927-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com. "Chateau Troplong-Mondot". 

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