Chateau Monestier La Tour
For more than twenty-five years, the Scheufele family searched for an interesting ch̢ateau in France to live out their passion for wine. Ch̢ateau Monestier La Tour was like a coup de foudre, and the charm of the place immediately overwhelmed them. The ch̢ateau dates back to a thirteenth-century monastery and stands proudly on a small hill overlooking Monestier, a historic village just next to Bergerac.
Nestled in the P̩rigord region of France a paradise for gourmands, wine lovers, and history buffs Ch̢ateau Monestier La Tour's heritage is as rich and elegant as the wines it produces. This exceptional volume traverses the ch̢ateau's legacy of viticulture, first officially recorded in 1792; after being passed down through noble French families, it was picked up by proprietors from New Zealand and the Netherlands before being acquired in 2012 by the Scheufele family, who have restored the ch̢ateau to its cozy grandeur.
Written by Swiss wine expert Chandra Kurt, the five chapters are The P̩rigord, a Land of Plenty, Gastronomy, from Truffles to Foie Gras,The History of Wine in Bergerac, Ch̢ateau Monestier La Tour and The Biodynamic Universe. For Timeless P̩rigord the ch̢ateau opens its doors and Italian photographer Jacopo Salvi captures its beauty through all four seasons including wine production, truffle hunting, and working in the vineyards, the biodynamic gardens and the kitchen. In addition, this Classics Collection volume is punctuated with over two dozen delectable recipes made with regional ingredients, from starters such as Eggs in Red Wine Sauce and Truffled Foie Gras Terrine, to Pot-au-Feu and Rotisserie Chicken with Saut̩ed Vegetables, to Cr̬eme Brul̩ee and Pear Tart Bourdaloue.
This book is a homage to a place that has enchanted them and its uniqueness they want to share with lovers of good food, wine, old history and healthy countryside.