Château Montrose is one of fourteen Second Growths as established in the 1855 classification. However, its terroir in the northernmost commune of Saint-Estèphe and the unique microclimate of the vineyards are what make Montrose special.
The vineyards are a mix of well-draining gravel and sand with a clay subsoil that retains water to help naturally irrigate vines. The vineyard abuts the Gironde estuary, which helps to temper extremes by cooling the vineyards during extreme heat and minimizing frost in the cooler months.
The vineyards are 60% cabernet, 32% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, and 2% petit verdot. They yield structured, age-worthy wines that, with some patience, showcase a depth of complex dark fruit with an underlying minerality that speaks to the terroir.