Monday, March 12, 2012

Troplong Mondot

Browsing through the website of Château Troplong Mondot , you can see the work done every day to make this chateau one of the top wines of St. Emilion, even Bordeaux, and to design the “chateau” as a global entity: the wine, the vineyards, the chateau, the website and the guests’ facilities (accommodation, meals) and the staff who make it happen. Nice work.

Last night following a meeting of the General Assembly of the Jurade of Saint Emilion, we had dinner at La Couspaude. Many people attended and there was a fun atmosphere. Everyone was able to bring their wine which gave us the opportunity to taste lots of wines including a delicious Couspaude 2001 which was served at our table along with Soutard 2000 and especially a very good Chateau Lyonnat 2009, cuvée Emotion, modern and tasty wine, showing a great terroir and great work. Will Lussac Saint Emilion ever have its own Grand Crus Classé?

In these troubled times, in this time of elections where the environmental message is not very glamorous, Pomerol is currently promoting sexual confusion in the vineyard which we also use in the area of Clos du Beau Pere, along with our neighbor Chateau Bellegrave to help limit the spread of cochylis moth larvae and prevent the use of insecticides.

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