Set in the heart of the sea of vines between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers – in the so-called Entre-deux-Mers – lies Château Mongiron in the small town of Nérigean.
Libourne, the capital of the famous Pomerol appellation, is just 10 kilometres away on the other side of the river. On over 11 hectares, the most important grape varieties of the Bordelais are cultivated in harmony with nature: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, and the white Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris.
White wines from Château Mongiron
Red wines from Château Mongiron
from Château Mongiron
It is a young winery, founded by the Quéron family in 1956. Guillaume Quéron is the talented maître de chai. Thanks to Owen Hong’s takeover of the winery in 2018, necessary investments in infrastructure were made in recent years. The winery is currently enjoying a renaissance and is now one of the most modern in the region.
The wines are highly rated internationally (James Suckling 90 and 91 points for Prior 2018 and La Fleur 2018 respectively). They do not bear a classification like the famous and therefore expensive châteaux in the Bordelais. Instead, they captivate with their accessible character, soft texture and fullness of flavour, which make them immensely enjoyable to drink.
G. is set to become the Premier Cru or First Growth of the Cape – THE iconic wine of South Africa. Not because it builds on centuries of tradition and history – but the exact opposite, in fact.
Tenuta Castello di Morcote
The vineyard of the Tenuta Castello di Morcote is widely held to be one of the most beautiful in Ticino. It lies some 200 metres above the picturesque village of Vico Morcote and offers a stunning view of the mountains and the Lago di Lugano. At the heart of this vineyard are the ruins of the Castello di Morcote.
Bodegas Amézola de la Mora
The Amézola de la Mora family vineyard originated in the 19th century. Already then it enjoyed a good reputation in large parts of the country. With the appearance of the dreaded phylloxera plague, however, production unfortunately came to an end. In 1986, Iñigo Amézola de la Mora brought the family estate back to life.