Château La Mondotte
About Château La Mondotte
Château La Mondotte was purchased by the von Neipperg family in 1971, together with a few other estates in Saint-Émilion, including Château Canon-la-Gaffelière. Currently managed by Stephan von Neipperg, La Mondotte only began to shine around 1996 when Stephan gave his full attention to La Mondotte, after plans to merge the vineyards of Canon-la-Gaffelière and La Mondotte flopped. An early adopter of biodynamic farming, La Mondotte quickly attained Premier Grand Cru Classé by 2012.
Perched on top of the clay-limestone plateau east of Saint-Émilion, with its closest neighbours being Château Troplong Mondot and Château Larcis Ducasse, the tiny 4.5-hectare vineyard of La Mondotte is planted to 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc vines averaging 60 years of age. Yields are among the lowest in Saint-Émilion, which give the wines of La Mondotte its characteristics concentration and power that is excellently balanced by the minerality from the limestone soils