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Vineyards

Situated to the east of the Saint-Emilion appellation, within the boundaries of Saint Étienne de Lisse, Château Mangot consists of 37 hectares in a single stretch, of which 34 hectares are planted with vines. With numerous ecological compensation areas(hedges, woods, embankments, grassy strips, etc.) making up 15% of the surface area, biodiversity is a real boon for the Mangot terroir, or rather its terroirs…

 

Facing due south, the Mangot combe or cirque offers 4 zones of terroirs: foot of the slopes, slopes, terraces and plateaux. These different terroirs include 21 separate plots at altitudes varying between 35 and 86 metres, the highest point in the appellation. From a geological point of view, asteriated limestonelies over a bed of limestone molasses (soft rock), with outcrops on the slopes (15% slope) around the limestone plateaux. This greater limestone presence gives the Mangot wines density and fullness whilst retaining freshness, tightness and minerality.

 

This diversity of clay-limestone terroirs is what makes for interesting final blends, providing consistency in quality, whilst preserving the identity of the terroirand the typical character of the vintages.

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Winemaking

Our wines are what happens when a passionate family meets a rich and generous terroir. Then there is a team effort that combines know-how and an open-minded attitude to bring you highly individual “vins d’auteur“, always with the same aim: to give you pleasure and a special thrill! We practise ecological viticulture by conviction, and synthetic products, herbicides and insecticides have no place in it. We are not following a fashion, it is simply self-evident to us, a personal intuition that it is the best way. Benefiting from ISO 14001 (SME Bordeaux) certification, HEV 3 (High Environnemental Value), what we want to reduce our environmental impact to the very minimum: to protect our soil, our landscape, our groundwater, our biodiversity – and people. This commitment is strengthened by a transition to AB, to formalize our practice begun more than 10 years ago.

 

We use rational low-input techniques when working the soil in order to respect its structure. The addition of organic fertilisers, such as manure and compost, coupled with planting legumes and cereals, encourages natural biological activity in the soil. This ecosystem is the basis of a living, healthy soil, our soil. Throughout the vegetation cycle, after observation and analysis, foliar preparations (trace elements, plant extracts, silica…) are applied in “homoeopathic” doses to maintain the nutritional balance of the plant, stimulate its natural defences and increase its immunity accordingly. This enables us to minimise phytosanitary inputs, however natural they may be, copper for example… This ecological approach (begun in 1997 and accentuated since 2008) requires rigour and precision; it reduces yields, but rewards us year after year with grapes with a genuine identity that are characteristic of their terroir.

 

The “gardening” job we do enables us to vinify with minimal intervention, as naturally as possible, with no need for biotechnology or tricks of the trade. What counts here is a rigorous approach every step of the way: hygiene and a well-kept cellar all year round are indispensable to ensure consistent quality and expression in our wines. Native yeast and a very limited amount of sulphites, used wisely and appropriately (30 to 50ml/L of total SO2, or just half the quantity authorised for organic wines) allow our wines to reveal all the typical character of the terroir. It is not a question of doing nothing, but of gently guiding them as and when necessary so that they live up to their potential: pure, precise, expressive wines of consistent quality and, above all, that we would like to drink!

 

After more than a year maturing in tanks and/or barrels, we age our wines in the bottle for 5 to 7 years depending on the cuvée, so that they go on sale when they are their very best… A grape grown on a healthy vine in living soil, vinified with respect bodes well for a sincere, expressive wine…In the interests of transparency and if they are to be fully appreciated, our wines need to meet people. We therefore take the time to present them ourselves, at the Château and at various wine fairs, but above all you can meet them at our ‘Partners’ in ideal surroundings (no cold, soulless shelves…): at wine merchants, in wine bars and restaurants, all of whom are aware of the work that goes into making the wines and who are as passionate as we are about authentic, well-made wines. They will be able to tell you the story of our wines and, we feel sure, put across our deep convictions.

 

 

No doubt about it, our wines are the fruit of the commitment of our family, the Todeschinis. But however deep our convictions, which require hard, precise work in the vineyards, we cannot do it alone. It is thanks to our staff, who share the same vision of the winegrower’s job, that we are able to rise to the challenge. Our team is mainly young, always dynamic and willing to put time and all their energy into making our wines, at every stage from pruning the vines through to vinification. So we would like to say a big thank you to Dominique, Julien, Benoit, Dimitri, Jordan, Antoine, Kévin, Alexandre, Simon and Axel for their commitment and the passion they put into their work at our side every day.

 

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 Izak Litwar , Wine Writer (Denmark)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mangot . In a tasting of  57 wines 

Château Cos d’Estournel 2019 - 65% Cabernet Sauvignon + 35% Merlot, 14% alcohol, 55% new oak. Wow, this is real, real enjoyment for one's senses! I think 2019 here definitively breaks up with old-style Cos and continues with the gentler and more soil character-oriented style which started since 2014 vintage. Max. 27 degrees C during alcoholic fermentation. Excellent presence of cigar box, tobacco-leaf and scent of grilled bacon, so typical aromas for Cabernet Sauvignon here. Extremely refined and sophisticated on the nose and palate, multi-layered with stunning complexity, depth and length. Touch down!! 98-100p.

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 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  2 wines  from  Château Mangot . In a tasting of  11 wines 

Vignobes K and the wines of the Todeschini family have just been arriving. A very exciting series of wines, bringing some new interpretations to the world of Bordeaux.

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 Markus Del Monego MW , Wine Writer (Germany)  tasted  1 wines  from  Château Mangot . In a tasting of  66 wines 

2017 is a vintage bringing back Bordeaux to its roots, offering a very classic wine style with lower alcohol levels than in the previous years but with often excellent aromatic expression. 2015 and 2016 have surely been better vintages than last year, but based on a first impression 2017 seems to be better than 2014. The evolution will show, that 2017 is far from becoming a "forgotten vintage". Some nice surprises will be waiting for us.

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