WHY BUY IT ?
- The wines of Ch. Montrose perpetuate the tradition of power and density, characteristic of the “classic” style of the great Saint-Estèphe
- One of the most beautiful brands of Médoc
- Excellent notes for each vintage, confirming the extreme quality consistency of this wine
- One of the rare Bordeaux to have had 3x 100 Parker pts (1990, 2009, 2010)
Château Montrose appears in history during the 19th century thanks to Théodore Dumoulin. Château Montrose takes its name from the color of the heather that once covered the domain , whose pretty colour of wine lees is well known. This “young” estate is just a few years old in the 1855 classification and benefits from the most beautiful vineyard of the appellation. After the death of Théodore Dumoulin, the estate is sold and acquired by Mr. Dollfus. Nothing is too good for the Château Montrose, this visionary modifies the Castle, builds outbuildings, increases the technical potential. The castle looks like a real little village. At the end of the 19th century, the property joined the Charmolue family for more than 3 generations. In 2006, the Château was bought by Martin and Olivier Bouygues. The Bouygues brothers launched a vast renovation program for the site with environmental objectives.
The estate also produces a Second Wine : La Dame de Montrose.
Terroir & Vinification
In this vineyard, the same care is given to the second wine, always in the great concern to respect the raw material. The grape varieties are divided in these proporions : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc et 2% Petit Verdot. The work in the vineyard is respectful of the environment and the harvest is entirely conducted manually. Alcoholic fermentations takes place in stainless steel tanks, and lasts about twenty days. Several pumping over are done daily, in order to help the exchange of seeds / juice. The wine gains its personality from the blend.
At the tasting, Château Montrose offers a wine with elegant tannins and surprising balance. It is also a wine of great aging capacity.
- Owners: Olivier and Martin BOUYGUES
- President: Mélissa BOUYGUES
- Manager: Hervé BERLAND
- Sales Director: Lorraine WATRIN
- Head of Culture: Patricia TEYNAC
- Cellar Master: Vincent DECUP
- Communication Director: Hélène BROCHET