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Saint Estephe Protected Designation of Origin and Second Great Classed Growth.
Located on the left bank of the Gironde, North of Bordeaux, Chateau Montrose have belonged to the Bouygues Family since 2006 . It is a Saint Estephe Second Great Classed Growth (Classification of 1855). The estate of Chateau Montrose is situated on the heights of Saint Estephe, with a magnificent view of the river. The vineyard covers 95 hectares of vines that grow on sandy-gravel and clay soils. These vines are about 40 years old and are grown according to the sustainable winegrowing principles. Four grape varieties grow in the vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (37%), Cabernet Franc (2%), and Petit Verdot (1%), with different proportions depending on the cuvees and the vintages.
Chateau Montrose produces 3 Red Bordeaux cuvees including Montrose Great Wine (the estate's 1st wine, or Grand Vin de Montrose), and a second wine called "La Dame de Montrose", which is silkier and suppler. In 2010, a third wine was produced in Chateau Montrose. It's called "Le Saint Estephe de Montrose", it comes from the youngest vines, and it is aged on the lees. Montrose's great wine is a distinguished one with a strong sense of place that can also show strength and volume. It has to be kept in the cellar for at least 12 years so that it reaches its peak. Montrose first wine is at its best in the hot years like 1990, 2003, or 2009. In its best years, like 2015, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1989 or 1982, Montrose's great wine can then be at the same level, and sometimes even surpass Medoc First Classed Growth, like in the excellent years of 1990, 2009 and 2010. These three vintages were awarded the best tasting notes score of 100 by Robert Parker. “La Dame de Montrose” is a very qualitative second wine with a higher proportion of Merlot. It will be best enjoyed after 7 to 10 years in the cellar. Real wine enthusiasts seek after Chateau Montrose’s bottles for their high standard of quality.
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