2017 Wines

Château Troplong Mondot

Xavier Pariente

Thursday, May 11 Embassy & Winemaker Dinner Series
Friday, May 12 Vintners Dinner & Auction
Saturday, May 13 Bordeaux Master Class and Grand Tasting

Château Troplong Mondot, with its 33 ha, is considered to be a large estate as the majority of the properties in this area are usually no bigger than 10 ha. It sits on the top of a hill at the highest point of the appellation, oriented at the four cardinal points and dominates the surrounding countryside; the gentle south west slope overlooking the village of Saint-Émilion and the sharp south facing hill which extends to the limits of the valley.

Xavier Pariente, in a close collaboration with Jean-Philippe Fort, his winemaker and Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, specialists in sustainable development in soils, conducted an ecological study of the parcellar cultural profile to restore the biodiversity of the soils. The vineyard has been restructured and today, a third of the property is worked only with horses. For decades, no insecticide nor pesticide has been used. A sustainable, original and innovative cultural approach is set up.  Troplong Mondot is rewarded in 2006 by the ten-yearly classification of Saint-Emilion, placing Troplong Mondot First Great Classified Growth.

In 2010, Xavier Pariente created the first guest rooms on the property and, in 2012, a gastronomic restaurant. “Les Belles Perdrix de Troplong Mondot” leave the nest. The success is immediate.  In 2016, our Chef David Charrier obtains its first Michelin star.