En Primeur Château Troplong-Mondot, St-Émilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé B, will be available for delivery or storage once it lands in the UK, usually two years following the en primeur offer.
Ch. Troplong Mondot is a St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé B estate with a history stretching back to 1745 and was originally part of a larger estate that incorporated the vineyards that now belong to Chateau Pavie. In 2017 the estate was sold to French insurance firm SOCR for €7 million per hectare (€2-4 million had been the norm previously, suggesting how highly prized the terroir here is). Troplong Mondot have 37 hectares of vineyards, with 85% planted to Merlot and the remainder comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
This is an evolution of the ‘New’ Troplong Mondot. Ever since Aymeric de Gironde (previously General Manager at Ch Cos d’Estournel) arrived at the Chateau starting with the 2017 vintage, there has been more work in the vineyards and a different approach to the wine making style. The aim is to protect purity and freshness that can be derived from the chalky limestone soil the Merlot is planted on and maximise the body of the Cabernet Sauvignon on clay terroir. You have to go to Ch. Figeac to find more Cabernet Sauvignon in the area. In the wine-making process malolactic fermentation takes place in vats now instead of barrels to preserve freshness, and ageing is reduced from 100% new oak to 60% new oak and the remaining wine is aged in a mix of one-year-old 900 litre barrels and amphora, the use of which is increasingly becoming the norm in Bordeaux.
Further information on En Primeur Bordeaux will be available soon. For more details please contact [email protected].
En Primeur pricing is per case as specified and excludes UK duty and VAT, which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine is released from bond for delivery. Bonded storage is available. Onward delivery or transfer is not included and can be quoted for on request. Free delivery on orders over £100 does not apply to bonded or en primeur wines.