The vineyard practices of La Mondotte are close to biodynamic, with the goal of having a completely, self sustaining vineyard. No chemical herbicides, pesticides or insecticides of any kind are used. La Mondotte is produced from very low yields. In fact, the wine is often produced by some of the lowest yields in St. Emilion. Read more...
Well-constructed wine and more harmonious than the 1996. Good dark color, with impressive aromas of spices, tobacco, coffee and toasted oak. Full-bodied and chewy, with lots of new wood on the palate. Give it time. Best after 2002.
A stupendous effort, and unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage, La Mondotte's 1997 boasts a saturated purple color as well as an explosive nose of blackberries, violets, minerals, and sweet toasty oak. Huge and massive, yet gorgeously proportioned, it possesses an unctuous texture with no hard edges. Seductive and easy to drink, it should be consumed between now and 2015.
About Beltramo's: About Us | Retail Store | Join E-mail List | Blog