Château Troplong Mondot
Château Troplong Mondot has become one of Saint-Émilion's leading fine red wines since Xavier Pariente and the great Christine Valette-Pariente took over in 1981.
After Christine got hold of the then ailing estate's 33 hectares, perched on a limestone plateau with breathtaking views towards the Dordogne, things rapidly changed for the better. Troplong employed Michel Rolland, the most famous Bordeaux consultant winemaker and driving force behind the dramatic improvement in a number of Saint-Émilion châteaux in the 1980s. Troplong Mondot stopped harvesting by machine; began picking later and reduced yields; removed the remaining Malbec vines; introduced more new oak barrels; introduced a second wine, and were one of the first Bordeaux estates to vinify on a parcel by parcel basis.