Château Moncets
Lalande de Pomerol



The Château Moncets estate is our oldest vineyard. Created in 1770, it bears the name of the Général de Moncets who purchased it in 1872. Bought in 2012 by a french family company, the vines and cellars have been totally rehabilitated in order to sustain the vineyard and to integrate a second vineyard the « Château de Chambrun » . The production of Chateau Moncets has evolved with a new design label and with more elaborated winemaking process.

 

TERROIR

 

  • Area: 14,92 hectares
  • Soil: Clay
  • Planting density: about 6000 vine stocks / ha
  • Average age of the vines: about 40 years old

WINEGROWING

  • Natural grass growing
  • Integrated wine growing
  • Sustainable winegrowing process

WINEMAKING

  • Gravity flow cellar
  • Grape sorting table
  • Aged 16 months in french oak barrels - 1/4 of new oak & 3/4 of 1 year oak
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

BLENDING

  • 66% Merlot & 32% Cabernet Franc & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

AWARDS

  • Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2015
  • Commended Decanter Wine Awards 2015
  • Silver Medal IWSC 2016
  • 88/100 Wine Enthusiast

TASTING NOTES

The Château Moncets 2011 shows off a bright deep red colour with purple reflections. Red fruits’aroma dominate the nose subtly spiced with pepermint notes. This vintage is well balanced and smooth in mouth until the final taste: spiced and vanilla flavours last. This 2011 is a wine of pleasure, in a very classic Bordeaux style.

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol degree: 13,5 %

BLENDING

66% Merlot & 32% Cabernet Franc & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

AWARDS

  • Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
  • 14.5/20 Le Point
  • 1 star au Guide Hachette 2015
  • Commended au Decanter Worlds Wine Awards 2016
  • 90/100 Wine Enthusiast

NOTES DE DEGUSTATION

Le Château Moncets 2012 est un vin charmeur dès le premier nez: cassis, mure, épices douces (vanille & cannelle) accompagnés de notes florales (pivoines). A l’aération le vin dévoile des notes grillées et toastées.
En bouche, fraicheur et souplesse sont les premières sensations, puis nous découvrons de la densité, des tanins fondus, sans aucun détour.
Le finale assez longue sur des notes de fruits noirs nous laisse le sentiment d’un vin harmonieux.
A déguster dès à présent, potentiel de garde de 5 à 10 ans.

ANALYSE

  • Degré d’alcool: 13,5%

BLENDING

  • 66% Merlot & 32% Cabernet Franc & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

AWARDS

  • 92/100 Wine Enthusiast
  • 89-90/100 James Suckling
  • Silver Medal Concours Général Agricole 2016
  • 16/20 Vins & Terroirs Authentique
  • 1 star Guide Hachette 2018
  • 15,25/20 Vert de Vin
  • Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2018

TASTING NOTES

This Merlot-dominated wine brings out both the juicy fruit typical of the vintage and a tight, smoky character that lends perfume. Still young, it's frmly structured and will age well. Drink from 2020 (RV)
 

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol degree: 13,5 %

BLENDING

  • 82%Merlot & 18% Cabernet Franc

AWARDS

  • Gold Medal Concours Général Agricole 2017
  • 88-89/100 James Suckling

TASTING NOTES

Serious depth of fruit to this wine  with round and ripe tannins, chocolate and spice character.

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol degree: 13,5 %

BLENDING

  • 86% Merlot & 14% Cabernet Franc

AWARDS

  • James Suckling - 91-92/100
  • Wine Advocate - 87-89/100