Cru Monplaisir Bordeaux Superieur
Julie and Xavier Gonet-Médeville both hail from storied winemaking families: Julie’s family is famous for its incomparable Chateau Gilette, and Xavier comes from a long line of Champagne growers in Le Mesnil. Leading a new generation of winemakers, they bring their family knowledge, methods, and passion to the many wines they now make together. In 2009, Julie and Xavier purchased Monplaisir, which consists of two parcels: one planted on silt below Château d’Issan, the other planted on gravel and clay below Château Margaux. A Merlot-driven blend with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles, this pleasing cuvée is aged primarily in tank, with only 10% aging in cask. Monplaisir is a Bordeaux Superieur adjacent to the appellation of Margaux.