CHATEAU TROPLONG MONDOT Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1999
CHATEAU TROPLONG MONDOT Saint Emilion Grand Cru 1999 was in the 17th century the property of Abbé Raymond de Sèze. It was de Seze, who created in 1745 the chateau that remains at Troplong Mondot today. In 1850, Raymond Troplong became the owner of this Right Bank estate. Troplong Mondot occupies great terroir. The 33 hectare vineyard lies on the slopes, at an elevation over 100 meters that allows views of the entire St. Emilion village. The soil consists of deep limestone deposits under layers of thick clay. There are also sedimentary fragments of flint and limestone. In 2006 Chateau Troplong Mondot was awarded their well deserved promotion to Premier Grand Cru Classé B status, which was upheld in the recent 2012 St. Emilion classification. Due to their unique, cooler terroir, with large deposits of clay, Troplong Mondot is often one of the last, St. Emilion vineyards to be harvested.