A VERY PARTICULAR ISLAND Jean-Baptiste Audy fell in love and bought this place in 1924. The 1.3 hectares of vines are adjacent to Clos du Clocher – but this island on sand in a sea of clay deserved an entirely different approach. Château Monregard-La-Croix was conceived not as a second wine, but as a brother who shared the same technical team, winery and know-how, but marked by its own individual character and style. PRECIOUS SAND At "La Croix de Catusseau", along the borders of the legendary Pomerol plateau, the vines of Monregard-La-Croix head towards the renowned old sand terroir of Saint Emilion. Three generations have worked hard to fully express the potential of this tiny garden, even before Jean-Baptiste, great grand son of Jean-Baptiste Audy, following a successful international career for Cartier, took the helm.
VINE BY VINE 7,500 vines of Merlot. Not a single vine more, not a single other grape variety. And it is our mission to ensure that each of them receives the best care we can give it: from the pruning to harvesting in small baskets, not forgetting debudding and leaf thinning – each step is a precise gesture that is carefully chosen and carried out by devotees. TRANSLATING NATURE The winery is only the next natural step... allowing the raw materials, these carefully-tended berries, to translate their natural fruit quality into wine. Owner, cellar master and consultant winemakers (Michel Rolland’s team), in the end we are just guardians. PASSION FOR MERLOT Coupled with all this, the early maturity of these soils give Merlot the chance to fully unveil its velvety tannins and rich aromatic palette. Young vintages (2-8 years) best express the pleasure of red fruits, violet, truffle and undergrowth.
" Long, elegant, mineral. Very Pomerol ! " Decanter " Shows soul ! " James Suckling " Subtle and attractive " The Wine Spectator " A very admirable Pomerol. Superb ! " Neal Martin " A fruity, spicy, supple and round pure merlot with soft and velvety tannins " Guide HachettePage68 | Page69 | Page70 | Page71 | Page72 |