In a region where most properties hardly exceed 10 hectares, Troplong Mondot (founded in the 17th century) expands over 33 hectares, as one of the major estates of Saint-Emilion. Château Troplong Mondot, a First Classified Growth, is considered to be at the top of the Saint-Emilion appellation, with its blend comprising 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Originating from a great clay-limestone soil, the wines of Troplong Mondot are known for their complex tannins that bloom over time with deep aromas of black truffle. Christine Valette-Pariente and her husband Xavier Pariente have managed the estate together since 1980 and have achieved excellence through these powerful and finely structured wines. The wines of the estate offer ample and complex tannins, along with truffle and blackberries on the nose. Following the takeover of Château Troplong Mondot by the SCOR group in 2017, Aymeric de Gironde, former General Manager of Cos D'Estournel, became president of the property’s board and set as his goal to make Troplong Mondot one of the of the greatest wines of the world.