The vines roll peacefully down the slope towards the outskirts of the medieval city of Saint-Émilion. However, from the base of the Mondot hillock, the excitement is palpable. The Château is carrying out important improvements under the watchful eye of Director General Aymeric de Gironde, assisted by Rémi Monribot, the former Vineyard Director who has known the property for 15 years.
De Gironde has prepared carefully, putting a great deal of work into close observation of the vines. One result has been an alteration in the way that the grapes are harvested. He acknowledges that it is elegance he wants in his fruit rather than power : "We already have strength and structure; they occur naturally at Troplong."
At lots of estates, wine tourism is a new occupation; that's not the case at Troplong-Mondot, where tourists have been welcome for a very long time. The renovations are going to benefit their Michelin-starred restaurant and visitor accommodations, both of which are being redone with great care. As for the château itself, that too is being refurbished to an exceptionally high standard.
The 2018 vintage is just what Aymeric has described, with the aid of Thomas Duclos, as : a delicate and elegant wine with extremely pretty fruit.
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