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Troplong Mondot

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Premier Grand Cru Classé
Christine and Xavier Pariente
Domaine de Mondot belonged to Father de Sèze, who had the present-day château built in 1745. Under his management, the wine of Mondot became one of the most sought-after in Saint-Émilion.

Very much taken by the estate, Raymond Troplong purchased it in 1850 and constituted the vineyard as we know it today. Troplong was a French peer, famous lawyer, lover of art and literature, close friend of Théophile Gautier, and President of the French Senate from 1852 until his death in 1869. He succeeded in making the most of Mondot’s fine terroir to produce superb wine that the 1868 edition of the famous Cocks and Féret (the “Bordeaux Bible”) rated second best in Saint-Émilion. Before selling the estate, his nephew and heir, Édouard Troplong, added the family name.

Alexandre Valette, a wine merchant from Paris, acquired the property in the early 20th century. He already owned Château La France in Fronsac, another château of the same name in Quinsac, and acquired Château Pavie shortly thereafter. Alexandre’s son, Bernard, followed by his grandson, Claude, followed in his footsteps as managers of the estate. Christine Valette-Pariente and her husband, Xavier Pariente, now own and operate Troplong Mondot.

de Gironde
Château Troplong Mondot
( Saint-Émilion Grand Cru )
Château Troplong Mondot
1 Lieu dit Mondot
+33 (0)5 57 55 32 05
The Château in figures
Area under wine

28 hectares


85,000 bottles



Grape varieties

85 % Merlot

13 % Cabernet Sauvignon

2 % Cabernet franc

Barrel ageing

12-24 months

New barrels: 85 - 100 %

Second wine