During our recent visit to Château de Mont, we received a wonderful warm welcome from the owners.
We had the pleasure to meet Odile Naef, her friend Patrick Lance, her brother Frédéric and Eric Meylan, one of the two winegrowers with Cédric Albiez, to talk about their different Chasselas, their Château’s wines and some wine tourism activities.
Château de Mont has been in the hands of the Naef family since the beginning of the 20th century. It now sees its fourth generation exploit this mixed domain. Two winegrowers, of the 3rd generation, a wine merchant and an oenologist are working on the vine and the wine. The family also deals with the promotion and the management of the estate.
Château de Mont’s wines
Gamay, Gamaret, Pinot Noir, Chasselas, Muscat give life to 10 wines including a Chasselas Premier Grand Cru.
Without a doubt, our hosts’ two favourite wines are of the same grape variety, Chasselas: Grand Cru and Premier Grand Cru.
The Chasselas because “it unveils the terroir” and because the past and present generations have done everything in their power to preserve it.
This energy is also committed to the quality label “Clos, Domaines & Châteaux ” and the Vaud specifications “Premier Grand Cru”, as well as to an affirmation of the grape variety on the label ahead of everyone.
The Premiers Grands Crus are marketed with one or two years’ delay, that’s when this Chasselas reveals its full potential. The red wines of the Grande Réserve range, aged in oak barrels for one year, are currently 2012 and 2013 vintages.
Organise a corporate or private event at Château de Mont in Mont-sur-Rolle
The Château de Mont is a magnificent place with its terrace and two old cellars. Hospitality and sharing are keywords to the entire team. They really like to take time out to receive guests.
You can organise a wedding aperitif or an event for your clients. Up to 30 guests can be seated comfortably in this beautiful setting to enjoy the event.
Some wine tourism tips in and around Château de Mont
Our hosts are epicureans. Here are some of their favourite restaurants:
- The Auberge communale: excellent perch fillet.
- Malakoff at Café de l’Union in Bursins
- Cap Breton in Rolle because there is a lot of seafood that goes very well with our wines.
- The Société Nautique de Rolle: a beautiful lakeside place
- The Esplanade in Aubonne, the perfect partner for the winemakers
- Verveine et Romarin: the guest table of Pascal Bihl, which is also bed and breakfast and caterer at the Castle.
If you are tempted for a stroll through the vineyards, opt for the grape variety trail that starts directly from the cellar.
To make sure of your warm welcome, please telephone Patrick Lance of Château de Mont before calling in.
PS: During your tasting, ask Patrick Lance to taste old vintages of Chasselas 😉