- Presentation of the winery
Château Montrose is one of the most famous and youngest winery of the Medoc. In 1815, Etienne Théodore Dumoulin, decided to clear the hill of Bruyère, he had inherited from his father. In 1850, the area is almost 50 ha. Name of the Castle comes from the color of the hill at the time of flowering. In 1855, the castle is ranked 2nd Grand Cru. In 1896, the castle was sold to Charmolue family, which also owns the nearby castle, Cos d'Estournel. In 2006, Bouygues brothers bought the castle in Charmolue family. They entrust the direction of Jean Bernard Delmas, formerly Deputy Managing Director of Château Haut -Brion. The vineyard is currently 95 hectares in one piece, and is located on a hill of deep basement clay marl. The vines are composed of 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Since 1986, a second wine is produced" La Dame de Montrose ."
La Dame de Montrose 2010 has a dense deep red nearly black color. On the nose, this wine offers a variety of aromas of red fruits like cherry and blackcurrant, but also hints of dark tobacco. On the palate, this wine has a very nice attack, the oak is melted and precise tannins.