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Chateau Monestier La Tour

Monestier La Tour
"Bergerac Wines"
F-24240 Monestier
Dordogne - France
Tel. +33 553 241 843
Fax +33 553 241 814

Press review


  Karl-Friedrich Scheufele  
As a wine “aficionado”, I was looking at different wine-regions of France for several years before being charmed by Monestier and its surroundings.
In 1998, Mr. Philip de Haseth-Möller, the former owner, undertook a major renovation and revived the magic and beauty of the property. Most of all, he successfully re-launched the wine production together with a devoted and competent team. I am proud to say that today the wines are recognized amongst the leading growth of the region.
It is a privilege to continue this challenging project (January 2012) and to write the next chapters of the property’s history, to which various centuries bequeathed their architectural style and viticultural knowledge.
My wish is to further develop the well deserved reputation of Monestier La Tour and to perpetuate its winemaking tradition, while giving a personal impulse to the estate...
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele

Château Monestier La Tour - Le Domaine The origins of the château
go back many years.
The ancient Capitainerie founded in the 13th century to guard the valley, was partly destroyed during the One Hundred Years War.

The next owners eagerly rebuilt it.
The remains of the 13th century mingle with elements from the Renaissance period.
The façade was rebuilt in the 17th century and the tower in the 19th century, according to Voillet Le Duc.
History is just an eternal re-beginning!
The vineyard is made up of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec for the red wine; and Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle for the white. The vines are cultivated with the utmost respect for their eco-system.
The soil is ploughed so as to favour the natural development of flora and fauna.
Adopting a largely hands-off approach to vine-growing, we allow the vines to express themselves so that the grapes can display the whole character of their remarkable terroir.

  Château Monestier La Tour in few words
  Appellations: Bergerac, Côtes de Bergerac, Saussignac - Total surface : 26 Ha.
Vines planted over the gently rolling hills of Monestier. Clay-limestone soils.

  Château Monestier La Tour - Les Vignes   The red wines   The white wines
- Surface: 14 Ha
- Average age of the vines: 14 ans
- Merlot: 70 %
- Cabernet franc: 20 %
- Malbec: 10 %
- Annual average production: 90 000 btl's
  - Surface: 11 Ha
- Average age of the vines: 22 ans
- Sauvignon: 35 %
- Sémillon: 50 %
- Muscadelle: 15 %
- Annual average production: 60 000 btl's

  Sales: 70 % France, 30 % Export.

Création Lambert
Photos : Alain Vacheron
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