2011 Château la Tour de Mons Margaux Bordeaux
Tasting note: Score 87-90. Shows a perfumy, sandalwood edge, with plush plum, earth and lilac notes that all glide through the dusty-edged finish. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com - Drink 2014-2020
Food pairing: Enjoy with poultry or veal roast - Will do well with any red meats grilled
Grape varieties: 50% Merlot / 45% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Petit Verdot
Location: Bordeaux France - Saint Estephe
Size of the vineyard: 48 hectares in AOC Margaux - Around 30 years old vines - 140,500 bottles produced
Terroir / Soil: Garonne gravels and clay-limestone
Vinification: After hand-picking and careful sorting of the grapes in the winery, batches are placed in separate stainless steel tanks depending on their origin. Plot selection and traceability is thus meticulous. Low temperature fermentation over an extended period allows soft extraction.
2011 Climatic Conditions: The 2011 vintage was influenced by an inversed climate - a very dry and warm spring followed by a rather humid and cool summer. Patience and controlled risk-taking produced perfectly ripe grapes from every plot
Vineyard Manager: Jérémie Blanchard
Cellar Master: Sarah Debande
Name: 2011 Château la Tour de Mons Margaux Bordeaux
Area: margaux bordeaux (see Map)
- The Château La Tour de Mons is a single block vineyard, located in the northern part of the Margaux appellation, on the banks of the Garonne, as the best Médoc Crus. The origin of the château dates back to the 13th century. Amongst its illustrious owners was Pierre de Mons, who acquired the property in 1623 and gave it his name. The estate belonged to his lineage until the end of the 20th century.
Since the 1990’s, the new owners of the château have implemented a major renovation programme - building a new winery and an air conditioned storage cellar, large drainage programme, management of the vineyard in the interest of a sustainable ecological balance.
Everything is put together to produce a classic wine, elegant and pure, in the deepest respect for this great land of Margaux.