True to its name, the imposing Château Montrose sits amidst its 95 hectares of vineyards on a pink hillside on the banks of the Gironde. Barren soils with underlying layers of clay, which store the water excellently, and finally the Gironde provide the ideal conditions for this top wine with the high distinction Deuxieme Cru to thrive.
Production area of the quality wine
The winery, which looks back on centuries of history, is located in picturesque Bordeaux, around Bordeaux. Here you will find the grape varieties for the classic Bordeaux: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Today, the three exclusive wines of Château Montroses are created from these vines: Château Montrose, La Dame de Montrose and Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose.
What distinguishes the Château Montrose?
Connoisseurs of this ruby red Bordeaux wine, which has won several awards from wine experts such as Robert Parker, appreciate its powerful, tannic aroma, which has matured in oak barrels for months and unfolds more and more from year to year. After its initial 18 months, the Château Montrose can be stored for decades, under ideal conditions of course, before it has finally reached its best maturity. Therefore, it is also highly valued by collectors. Its fragrance beguiles its fans with a mixture of complex fruitiness, tart tobacco, leather and liquorice.
Cuvée: La Dame de Montrose and Le Saint-Estephe de Montrose
A little earlier, after twelve months of storage, La Dame de Montrose reaches maturity in a distinguished and elegant manner. She convinces with more ease. The Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose, which was also stored in oak barrels for 12 months, appears even lighter and fresher. The two wines owe their excellent taste mainly to the Merlot grape variety, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and finally the rounding Cabernet Franc. Both top wines are characterized by a fruity aroma of blackcurrants and blueberries mixed with a spicy note of wood.
Traditional history of viticulture on Montrose
The history of viticulture on Montrose begins in 1815 when Théodore Dumoulin, not a winemaker but guided only by intuition, planted his first vines on the pink mountain. Around the castle that his father once built, the vines thrive so splendidly that just 40 years later the wines are classified with the coveted Deuxième Grand Cru and sold at high prices. After Dumoulin's death, the Alsatian industrialist Mathieu Dollfus took over the château in 1866. He expands the cultivation area, modernizes the property and relies on technical systems. After Dollfus' death in 1887, his son inherited the estate for two years before selling it to the Hostein brothers, who were also winegrowers. The Hosteins also produced a Deuxième Grand Cru quality wine with their winery in Saint-Estèphe. In 1896, the Château Montrose finally passed to the merchant Louis Victor Charmolüe, who steadily expanded the reputation of the winery with his family.
Current owners of the château
The renowned winery changed hands in 2006 to the last stop to date. The entrepreneurial brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues are the current owners and manage the fortunes of Château Montrose with the help of the many years of invaluable experience of their manager Hervé Berland. He was previously a successful manager at the Mouton Rothschild winery.
Buy Bordeaux with outstanding quality
Choose your preferred top wine from the winery: Château Montrose, La Dame de Montrose or Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose and let the scent, aroma, longevity and quality convince you.