La Dame de Montrose is the second wine of Chateau Montrose.
The 95-hectare vineyard in a single block is extremely unusual in the Médoc. The terroir is also unique because of its composition. Montrose’s soil consists of deep, large-size gravel with sand and a small amount of clay. Such soil is rather rare in the Médoc.
Château Montrose overlooks the Gironde Estuary. In fact, the proximity of this vast body of water (called locally "The River") is a major advantage. The estuary is responsible for maintaining a mild microclimate and toning down extremes of temperature. Helped by the presence of nearby marshes, it provides remarkable air conditioning.
The large gravel found throughout the estate’s topsoil originated in mountains in the Massif Central and the Pyrenees. These pebbles absorb the sun’s heat during the daytime and release it at night. This is an important way of improving the maturity of the grape.
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