Once a famed hunting area, Château Montrose is now one of the leading estates in Saint Estèphe. This 2eme Grand Cru Classé estate was actually part of the Calon Segur estate in the 1800s. In 2006 the property was bought by the Bouygues family, who invested €55 million in a high speed environmentally-friendly renovation. They also hired Jean Bernard Delmas, the previous director of Château Haut Brion. The vineyard of Montrose is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot - with vines that are on average close to 40 years of age. The 95 hectare Bordeaux vineyard has a hillside terroir of deep gravel, with sand and clay soil. Of those hectares, 88 to 90 hectares are always in production. The wine is Cabernet Sauvignon dominated - dark, full bodied, muscular and rich.