Moncets & Chambrun

Château Moncets
AOC Lalande de Pomerol

Created in 1770, the Château Moncets estate is our oldest vineyard and bears the name of the Général de Moncets who bought it in 1872. Repurchased many years later in 2012 by a French brittany owner, the vines and cellars have since been fully renovated and rehabilitated in order to sustain the estate and thus integrate into it a second vineyard, Château de Chambrun.

The production of Chateau Moncets has evolved with a new purified packaging style and a winemaking process focus on a fresher and fruitier style. Today, Château Moncets regroups 21 parcelles on dark clay for a total of 19 hectares.

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Château de Chambrun
AOC Lalande de Pomerol

The Chateau Chambrun property was established between the World Wars by the Cholet family when it was known as “Clos de Chambrun”, a name originating from one of the plots called “Champ Brun” or “Brown Field” in English. The This property belonged to Jean-Philippe Janoueix until 2007, then to Silvio Denz until 2015.

It is now our flagship vineyards and represents a new generation of winegrowing at our estates, in turn having provided remarkable benefits since its revitalisation in 2015. We have also preserved for the Chambrun and Moncets label design the Templars’ Cross, the historic symbol of the Pomerol appellations.

As of 2019, the area of Chateau de Chambrun is spread out over 13.80 hectares.

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The Revival

Over the last few years, Bordeaux and its environs have entered a new erea of success both economically and in tourism. Vineyards Moncets & Chambrun look to harness this new regional impetus through the development and realisation of its own potential. It is our intention to establish the vineyards as being the diversification of tourist activities at our vineyard and to offer our visitors a truly unique biodiversity experience.

 

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Team

Here is our dynamic and passionate team, working together to develop the
Vineyards Moncets & Chambrun.

Last row from the left to the right :
Jean-Christophe Lasnier, Eric Courrian, Quentin Forlacroix, Julien Miossec

First row, from the left to the right : 
Julien Noël, Bruno Chaminade, Jéromine Clos, Clémence Blancand

Absentees : 
Frédéric Tillard, Marie Troquereau

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A new generation of winemakers

julien Noel

Director

After graduating from the School of Viticulture and Œnology at “Château La Tour Blanche” in his hometown of Sauternes, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Wine Business and Marketing from the “International Wine Institute – INSEEC” in Bordeaux. Julien made his way abroad as a wine retail store manager in New Zealand. Upon his return to Bordeaux in 2012, Julien took over export management for several estates in the vineyards of southern Bordelais.

Cellar master

Bruno is the truly local man of the team who studied Winemaking and winegrowing in the Montagne Saint Emilion School but also in Sauternes at Chateau La Tour Blanche …

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Organic Winegrowing

In addition to the integrated viticulture (or “lutte raisonnée”) having been applied to our vineyards over the last several years, we are in the process of gaining organic farming certification.

Indeed, the conversion of a Bordelais vineyard into organic production takes time, much energy and plenty of determination, with our vineyards’ transition enduring 3 years of strict application of the “AB” rules.

This was a decision we took earlier this year, one eventually following 2012’s comprehensive vineyard and cellar restructuring, the result of which being that our passionate and dynamic team can now work in a very respectful and generous environment – one that has already given us so much. In this way, we can guarantee a better future for our centuries-old vineyards.