Château Troplong Mondot Saint-Émilion 2006

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Château Troplong Mondot Saint-Émilion 2006

Château Troplong Mondot Saint-Émilion 2006

$159.00 Sale Save
Size 750ml

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Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru classe B

2006

90% Merlot
5% Cabernet Franc
5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Bordeaux

ESTATE HISTORY
     

In the 17th century, the vineyard belonged to the Abbé Raymond de Sèze, who built the château as it stands today in 1745. The Sèze family was one of the most prestigious of the Bordeaux area's landed gentry and owned many other estates.
It was particularly illustrious in providing Louis XVI with his personal lawyer, Raymond de Sèze.
Under the aegis of the Abbé, Mondot won its place among the best Saint Emilion wines.
In 1850, Raymond Troplong took over Mondot and turned it into the 33-hectares estate, unchanged to this very day.
Edouard Troplong, his nephew and successor, added the name Troplong to the estate before he sold it.
The château entered the modern age with the Valette family. Alexandre Valette, a Parisian vintner, bought the estate crafted by Raymond Troplong. 
In 1980 Alexandre’s great grand daughter, Christine, took over the estate and was joined, 10 years later, by her husband, Xavier Pariente. 
This hard work and their efforts proved worthwhile when in 2006 Troplong Mondot was awarded 1er Grand Cru Classé status.

TERROIR

Soil: Rich in limestone clay soils
Surface: 33 hectares

VITICULTURE
       
Traditional viticulture combined with an environmentally-friendly approach (no weedkillers, chemical fertilizers or pesticides). Ploughing, Cordeau bordelaise pruning (leaving two canes).
De-budding in the spring. De-leafing in July then crop thinning to enhance optimal ripening of the grapes.
Hand- picking with harvesting dates bases on 3 criteria : ripeness checks, tasting of berries, differences between the estate’s various (terroirs)

WINEMAKING

Hand harvest. Total destemming. Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.
Matured in oak barrels of which 75% are new oak and 25% are one-year old, for 12 to 24 months depending on the vintage. 
Aging: 6-24 years

TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
     
91-94 points  Robert Parker
The 2006 is a marvellous effort from proprietress Christine Valette. Displaying a saturated blue/purple hue, a beautiful perfume of blackberries, violets, charcoal, and subtle pain grille, upfront fruit, a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, and a multilayered palate, it is an outstanding claret.

All of these elements make a world of Troplong Mondot.

Best paired with duck or game terrine, Comté cheese, shoulder of lamb, pizza and pasta dishes, Asian dishes, sticky rack of ribs.