Château La Tour de Mons
A history stretching back for several centuries
The Château La Tour de Mons 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 many generations have been involved on these lands. Amongst its illustrious owners was Pierre de Mons, who through his marriage acquired the property in 1623, gave it his name and devoted his life to the development of the vineyard. Pierre de Mons also bought the noble houses of Labégorce and Bessan and 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 lieage until the end of the 20th century.
History is repeated almost 400 years later when in 2020 the Château La Tour de Mons is sold by CA Grands Crus to the Perrodo family, who already own two close neigbors : 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…
These last few years a major renovation programme has been implemented: construction of a new winery and an air-conditioned storage cellar, major drainage programme and management of the vineyard in the interests of sustainable ecological practices. The Château is now managed by Marjolaine Maurice de Coninck, managing director and oenologist, assisted by the advice of oenologist Claude Gros. They continue with passion and meticulousness the enhancement of this great Margaux terroir.
58 ha of a single block
The vineyard lies on Garonne gravel and limestone-clay and covers 58 hectares (143 acres) in a single block. The average age of the vines is 40 years old, split between 61% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc.
- Merlot 61 %
- Cabernet Sauvignon 33 %
- Petit Verdot 3 %
- Cabernet Franc 3 %
Harvesting, vinification and ageing
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. Each batch is then drawn off into barrels. Press wine is carefully selected and then blended. The wine will then age for 12 months in French oak barrels, 30% of which are new each year.