2011 Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe Bordeaux
Appelation: Saint Estephe
Tasting note: Score 87-90. The 2011 La Dame de Montrose also benefitted from a strict selection as well as top-notch winemaking. Composed of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is a spicy, ripe 2011 with lots of fat as well as abundant notes of blueberries and black currants in addition to a sexy, open-knit, mid-weight personality. Drink this seductive effort over the next decade. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate April 2012
Food pairing: Enjoy with poultry or veal roast beginning in 2015
Location: Bordeaux France - Saint Estephe
Terroir / Soil: The 95-hectare vineyard in one single block, extremely unusual in the Medoc, is located on a very well exposed gravelly land, by the Gironde. The vineyard hence overlooks the estuary. The proximity to this vast body of water locally called “river” has a very smoothing climatic impact on the vineyard. The river and its tide mitigate and moderate the climate’s rigor - by mollifying the frost and refreshing blazing summer heat
Vinification: For their second wine, DAME DE MONTROSE, the proportion of new french oak barrels reaches about 15 to 20 %. The average ageing is 12 months; so begins a long process of racking rhythm. The alcoholic fermentation take place in stainless steel vats and last about 20 days. Several pumping-over are done each day in order to speed up the thin layers / grape seeds/ and juice exchange
Period of harvest: September 2nd – September 27th
Name: 2011 Dame de Montrose Saint Estephe Bordeaux
Area: saint estephe bordeaux (see Map)
- In the first quarter of the late 18th century, Alexandre de Ségur owned the LATOUR, LAFITE and MOUTON estates. He was known as The Prince of vines » for he promoted his vineyards to a prestigious destiny and bequeathed them to his son, Nicolas Alexandre.
Due to his marriage, Nicolas de Ségur took possession of Château de Calon, and he enthusiastically said "I already make wine at Latour and Lafite, but my heart belongs to Calon." Like his father, he pulled up the estate by setting a high level of requirement and contributed to the prestige of his wines.
Then in 1778, under Louis XVI’s reign, he sold CALON to Etienne DUMOULIN. Théodore, Etienne’s son, discovered in his fief a part of land known as « Lande d’Escargeon » covered with heather in pink bloom. Convinced that this deserted heath has hidden value, he cleared the land, planted vines and built a château. Thus was born Montrose which progressively acceded to the Gotha of Medoc’s wines. Since Montrose’s purchase in 2006, Martin and Olivier BOUYGUES launched a vast renovation program of the site with environmental aims. Both brothers are willing to push Montrose forward as a model and a showcase of new technologies of sustainable development. A site with a high environmental quality The companies participating to the construction follow the environmental convention - environment’s respect and appropriate materials