Château La Tour de Mons, Margaux, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur 2019
Margaux is an appellation within Médoc.
High environmental value (HEV) since vintage 2015.
Awards: RP: 88-90pts – JS:92/93 pts – WS: 90pts
First, it is a classic wine, elegant and pure and fully respectful of this great terroir of Margaux.
Grape Varieties: The blend is composed of 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot.
Tasting Notes: First, with an intense colour, the wine displays a very broad aromatic range. Most of all, elegant and distinguished, this enticing wine has a fantastic potential for ageing.
Last but not least, the wine matures for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Château La Tour de Mons
It is a single block vineyard, surrounded by a wall and located in the northern part of the Margaux appellation near the banks of the Garonne, as are all the very best Médoc Crus.
The history of La Tour de Mons begins in 1098 with the creation of the seigneury of Soussans by William IX the Troubadour, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Poitiers and Gascony.
La Tour de Mons’ fortified manor house was certainly built in the 13th century by the lords of Blanquefort.
Since the beginning these lands host many generations. Amongst its illustrious owners was Pierre de Mons. Through his marriage, he acquired the property in 1623.
Then, he gave it his name and devoted his life to the development of the vineyard. Then, Pierre de Mons also bought the noble houses of Labégorce and Bessan. He inherited the seigneury of Marsac thus becoming the first holder of the seven seigneuries which made up the domain of Soussans at its origin. The Château La Tour de Mons belonged to his lienage until the end of the 20th century.
History is repeated almost 400 years later. In 2020 ,CA Grands Crus sold the Chateau to the Perrodo family. This family owns two close neighbours : Château Labégorce Margaux and Château Marquis d’Alesme, an 1855 Grand Gru Classé.
The Perrodo’s love at first sight for the Margaux region is in line with those who have loved this land over the centuries; they also have a vision, which reveals the astounding potential of a territory to raise it to a high level of quality. The prestigious wine history of Château La Tour de Mons continues…