Château Montrose | Saint Estèphe
Château Montrose is a winery located in the Saint Estéphe appellation of Bordeaux renown for producing some of the longest-lived wines in the Médoc. The Grand Vin produced at Montrose was classified as one of fourteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The property is located to the east of the Saint Estèphe appellation, just north of the hamlet of Marbuzet, on a gravel knoll only 800 metres from the Gironde estuary. The proximity of the estuary ensures a microclimate that protects against frost, and the vines, which lie on deep clay-gravel soils, benefit from a south-easterly aspect.
Château Montrose produces three red wines: its eponymous grand vin, a second wine named La Dame de Montrose and a third made from the younger vines of the estate called Le Saint-Estèphe de Montrose. The wines are traditionally deeply coloured, austere and powerful when young, yet possess superb ageing potential, and when mature and are quintessential Saint Estèphe clarets.