2nd Grand Cru Classé
Established as a Second Growth in the 1855 classification, Château Montrose enjoys an exceptional geographical situation in Saint Estèphe, facing the Gironde estuary. Its 95-hectare (235-acre) vineyard thus benefits from the moderating influence of the vast water mass nearby during very hot summers and frosty springs. The vineyard is in a single sweep, a rare and priceless advantage in the region, while the soil, made up of deep gravel, ensures natural drainage.
An extensive renovation programme with very strict environmental objectives has been carried out at the estate since it was acquired by Martin and Olivier Bouygues in 2006, reflecting the new owners’ determination to perpetuate the quality of the wine and make Château Montrose a model of skilled winemaking and sustainable development.
Under the direction of Hervé Berland since 2012, the estate has 65 employees in the vineyard and winery, all of whom share the same philosophy: respect for the terroir and a constant quest for excellence. That philosophy is manifested in meticulous vineyard practices, very precise parcel selection and use of only the best grapes to make the premium wine, Château Montrose. The other qualities are used to make the second wine, La Dame de Montrose, and the third wine, Le Saint Estèphe de Montrose. Deep, intense, complex, developing concentrated aromas of ripe fruits, spices and tobacco, the wines of Château Montrose perpetuate the tradition of power and of density, characterizing the classical style of great wines of Saint-Estèphe. Known as long ageing wines, they always reveal a grand finesse settled on beautifully structured tannins.