Château Montrose

Oct 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Alexander de Segur, who already owned illustrious Bordeaux properties such as Chateau Mouton, Chateau Lafite and Chateau Latour, started the ascent road of Château Montrose.

Three are the important figures that allowed the Château to acquire the fame it has today:

– Theodore Dumoulin, who planted all the vineyards, built the Château that is in use today and added modern wine making facilities and cellars.

By 1815, Chateau Montrose was on its way to be one of the top vineyards Saint Estephe. Because they were not producing wine before 1815, that makes Chateau Montrose the youngest of all the 1855 Classified Growths.

-Credit goes to Mathieu Dollfus for rebuilding Chateau Montrose from top to bottom. He constructed apartments for the estate workers and erected new farm buildings too. By 1880, a small village was created on the grounds of Chateau Montrose.

And last but not least, the Charmoule Family who managed the property for over a century, guided the estate along the path of stability and excellence.

Nowadays, the Bouygues Family is leading to technology and improvements that are confirming the excellent standards of the estate and the production.

Did you know?… 

  • Why did the Château get this name? According to local legend, when the heather was in flower, the hillsides turned pink. The colour pink is said “rose” in French. At that time, sailors on the river referred to the area as Mont Rose.
  • Château Montrose was one of the first estates to bottle their own wine.
  • The estate receives its required energy by the sun, the wind and the water through the use of a sophisticated geothermal energy system.
  • Unique features: the estate has a hail canon which uses ultrasonic waves to protect the vineyard from damage caused by hail storms
  • Almost 50% of the vines are being farmed using organic methods and by 2025 the whole vinery is expected to be 100% organic.

Eleanor Market Research
A price report based on our internal data shows the 2002 vintage, which received 90 Parker, top performer with an increase in price of 104% compared to its release price and currently available at one of the highest prices together with the 2003 vintage which received 99 Parker instead.

 2003 vintage shows a decrease in price throughout the years, same behavior as 2011, with a descent of 17%.

Appealing for buyers could be the 2009 and 2010 vintage, where both are outstanding receiving 100 Parker score but the 2010 is currently available at lower price ( -15%).

Montrose 2016 was released at €102 per bottle ex-negociant, equal to the 2015 release (€102).

La Dame Montrose ( second wine) was released at €26.40 per bottle ex-negociant, also equal to the 2015 release (€26.40).

Montrose 2017 has been released at €96 per bottle ex-negociant, down 5.9% from the 2016 release (€102). La Dame de Montrose 2017 has been released at €26.40, the same release price as the previous year.