Château Moncets
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 family-owned company, 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 through a more elaborate and refined winemaking process, enhanced further by its newly designed bottle label.

 

TERROIR

 

  • Area: 19,00 hectares
  • Soil: Clay
  • Planting density: about 6000 vine stocks / ha
  • Average age of the vines: about 40 years old

WINEGROWING

  • Naturally grown grass in vineyards
  • Conversion to organic farming practices

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
  • 2017
  • 2018

BLENDING

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

AWARDS

  • 88/100 Wine Enthusiast
  • Commended Decanter Wine Awards 2015
  • SILVER MEDAL - IWSC 2016
  • GOLD MEDAL - Gilbert & Gaillard 2015

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

 

  • 90/100 Wine Enthusiast
  • 14.5/20 Le Point
  • 1 star au Guide Hachette 2015
  • GOLD MEDAL - Gilbert & Gaillard 2016

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
  • 90/100 - James Suckling
  • SILVER MEDAL Concours Général Agricole 2016
  • 1 star Guide Hachette 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
  • 90/100 - Panos Kakaviatos
  • 89/100 - James Suckling
  • 89/100 - Wine Spectator
  • 89/100 - Wine enthusiast

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

  • 92/100 - James Suckling  
  • 91/100 - Wine Enthusiast
  • 16,5/20 - Jancis Robinson
  • GOLD MEDAL - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020

TASTING NOTES

A charming bright deep red colour. Red fruits’aroma dominate the nose subtly, spiced with vanilla and cinnamon notes. This vintage is well balanced and have an elegant freshness to its final.

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol degree: 14%

BLENDING

  • 86% Merlot & 14% Cabernet Franc

AWARDS

  • 90/100 - James Suckling
  • 90/100 - Blind tasted

TASTING NOTES

Subtles aromas of plums and white flowers. A fresh finish, delightful to drink !

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol degree: 14,5 %

BLENDING

  • 81% Merlot & 19% Cabernet Franc

TASTING NOTES

A charming bright deep red colour. Red fruits’aroma dominate the nose subtly, spiced with vanilla and cinnamon notes. Elegant freshness to its final.

ANALYSIS

  • Alcohol degree: 14%