At the time of her arrival at Troplong Mondot in 1981, Christine Valette represented the property’s fourth generation. Contrary to the flamboyant state of mind of the time, she realized that she had to remain humble. It was her duty to ensure the preservation of the heritage that she had received and to pass it on in turn as it did not belong to her, she was its temporary guardian.
Beyond the notion of transmission, she also realized that the environment in which the vineyard thrives has a direct impact on the quality of the wine. Ecological efforts had to be a priority: she took biodiversity promoting initiatives, convinced that wine-growing is only worthwhile if its environment is sustainable.