The winegrowing estate of Chateau Tronquoy Lalande, located in the heart of the St-Estéphe appellation, dates back to the 18th century. It was bought in 2006 by Martin and Olivier Bouygues, the latest in a succession of family owners, a few months after they had acquired Chateau Montrose, its illustrious Grand Cru Classé neighbour.
They immediately embarked on a major programme to renovate the vineyard and winery while preserving the estate's charm and respecting the existing architecture. Under the supervision of Herve Berland, estate manager Yves Delsol and his staff seek to make the most of their terroir of deep, gravelly clay, overlooking the Gironde estuary. The 30-hectare vineyard produces a typical St-Estéphe red wine, acknowledged as one of the best in the appellation, whose well-integrated tannins, spicy aromas and full, chewy body give it a distinctive style.
Since 2011, a 1-hectare parcel of the vineyard, located in the upper part of the plateau on the estate, has been used to make Tronquoy-Lalande Blanc, a highly elegant white wine with a genuine personality, expressed in white blossom and citrus notes.