Marks and reviews
Owned by brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues since 2006, Chateau Montrose is an iconic reference of the Saint-Estephe appellation. This Second Classified Growth of 1855 reigns over one of the most beautiful terroirs of the Médoc. In the past, as today, Chateau Montrose has stood out for the quality of its wines and a signature style that has set this world-renowned estate apart from the rest.
The Second Wine of Chateau Montrose, La Dame de Montrose is made from the same vineyard as the First Wine. Made mainly of Merlot, La Dame de Montrose offers another vision of the Saint-Estephe terroir. With a great suppleness and dominated by notes of red fruits, this wine is very approachable in its youth.
Boasting an exceptional location on one of the greatest terroirs of the Bordeaux region, the Chateau Montrose vineyard covers 95 hectares of vines. This vast vineyard, all in one piece, is a rarity, considered to be an "elite nucleus" of winemaking. Located not far from the Gironde estuary, the Montrose vineyard is planted on gravel terraces mixed with sand on the surface, upon a subsoil of clay.
2019 was a very important vintage at Chateau Montrose, marked by the environmental approach undertaken by the team, the implementation of "green" cultivation practices out in the vineyards. This approach, coupled with the climatic conditions of the year, led to a very successful harvest, which began on September 19 and ended on October 8. The harvest was carried out on a plot-by-plot basis, with grapes from the different lots vinified separately.
Tasted as a wine future, the La Dame de Montrose 2019 from Chateau Montrose brings together all the qualities of a fine red wine from Saint-Estephe. This is a wine that combines precision, concentration and ripe tannins.