Born into a large family of winemakers and cognac distillers, it was only natural that Aymeric de Gironde crossed the Atlantic Ocean and settled down in New York as an embassador for the cognac brand, Hennessy. Upon his return to France eight years later, he joined the champagne company, Krug, to develop the name across the European and American markets. In 2006, Bordeaux called on him, and it was alongside Christian Seely, managing director of AXA Millésimes, that he took charge of the Commercial and Marketing department. In 2012, Michel Reybier offered him to take over the management of Château Cos d’Estournel in Saint-Estéphe and to install his values of excellence.
A few years later, invited by Madame Valette, he launched at Château Troplong Mondot, for the first time. Whilst there, he felt something unique, a combination of belonging and well-being. “One day, I will come back to work on this incredible property”, he said.
Nothing happens by chance. In 2017 the SCOR company, the new owner of Troplong Mondot, entrusted him with the management of the domain: vineyard, restaurant, and accommodation. He brought in his personal ideas, proposing a new style to the property’s wine whilst respecting its heritage. He surrounded himself with a young and ambitious team so as to ensure the consistency and the development of the property’s reputation both in France and abroad. His philosophy is fully compatible with what constitutes the very essence of Trolplong Mondot: a Saint-Emilion 1st Grand Cru Classé that elegantly differentiates itself from others thanks to the identity of its wine, its mastery of the vineyard and the way in which guests are welcomed to the property.