So as to understand Troplong Mondot one needs to leave behind categories and descriptions.
Appreciating an atmosphere or a setting and nourishing oneself from it, both literally and metaphorically, means finding one’s place in a world that one takes with oneself. A world like no other.
Settled upon its hilltop, the Château discretely dominates an unusual ‘terroir’, quite unlike any other.
On the one side, soft wave-like sweeping hills. On the other, the valley and the village of Saint-Emilion, stretching out under our feet. And all around, vines, bushes, hedges, lanes and low stone walls.
All of these elements make a world of Troplong Mondot.
The preservation of this biodiversity is both an ancient and a present concern. Taking care of nature is installed in Troplong Mondot’s philosophy, essential for bringing out its best.
In the complexity of its judiciously assembled tiny variations. In the power that tempers the elegance. In the reminder of a shared moment or a touching souvenir. Here, the sensation felt when tasting gives feeling of fulfilment. The impression that one has always belonged here, that one recognises it and has found one’s place.
Without an exact equivalence in other languages, the expression corresponds to a feeling of harmony and attachment that only few places provoke: the distinctive atmosphere and the state of mind that emanates from a particular place, leaving, both on a personal and universal note, an indefinable impression.