Wine Chateau Troplong Mondot, 2002
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Troplong Mondot, 2002
Wine beautiful purple-red color.
Elegant taste of wine, full, rich, buttery, with extraordinary tones of fruit, oak, licorice and spice, well integrated tannins, lingering aftertaste refined.
In attractive and intense aroma of wine sweet notes of ripe dark fruit, oak, tobacco, licorice, underbrush, cassis, smoke, rubble nuances.
The wine goes well with meat, pasta, poultry, veal stew, cheese, lamb.
2002 season was generally dry and cool. The temperature of the winter and early spring the average was 1-2 ° C above average. But in May broke the record for rainfall and temperature was below normal, which slowed the growth of vines. After a hot and dry in June came the wet and cold July and August, with a few warm days. Then sunny days of September accelerated the ripening of the grapes. Collection took place during the "Indian summer", from 4 to 12 October, in fine weather, which lasted until mid-October.
In the XVII century the representative of a prestigious noble family Abbot Raymond de Sese, a former personal attorney of Louis XVI, was built in Saint-Emilion Castle Mondo has retained its appearance until today. Around the castle were broken beautiful vineyards. Under the leadership of the abbot here made great wines that have won the status of some of the finest wines of Saint Emilion. As such, one hundred years later, in 1850, it was purchased by Raymond Troplon, well-known lawyer, a lover of art and literature, the President of the Senate from 1852 to 1869. Despite the state employment Troplon devotes a lot of time viticulture and winemaking. He extends the vineyards to 33 hectares, and it creates wines at the official classification "Annuaire des Chateaux de Feret" 1868 occupy the second row among the wines of Saint Emilion. After the death of Raymond Troplona in 1869, the estate passed into the hands of his nephew Edward Troplona, which added to the title of "Mondo" his name. In the beginning of XX century Chateau has sold the family Valette. Head of the family - Alexander Valette, a Parisian wine merchant - at the time already owned Château la France in Fronsac and soon acquired the Château Pavie. In 1980, management took over Chateau eldest daughter of Alexander - Christina, who together with her husband constantly improved the vineyard, cellar and chateau. This hard work and tremendous efforts and efforts were appreciated, when in 2006 Château Troplon Mondo has been awarded the status of Premiers Grands Crus class.
Vineyards Chateau is located in the south-eastern part of the plateau, on a steep slope and extended south to the border with the region of Pavie. This exhibition is very good and has ideal conditions for natural drainage. Soil vineyards are composed of a thick layer of limestone under the dense clay and abundant underground water fully saturated with water old - on average, 35-year-old, but there are 90-year-old - Grand Cru vines. Also, the soil rich in sedimentary fragments of silicon and limestone, which owe their wine Chateau brilliant colors and excellent concentration of flavor and aroma. In vineyards planted international varieties: Merlot (90%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Traditional methods of viticulture combined with modern, caring about the environment and environmental work is carried out without the use of herbicides, chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Harvested by hand.