The wine story
This is the second wine of Chateau Monbrison located in an exceptional terroir in Médoc, next to several grand crus in the Margaux appellation.
It is an old family domain transmitted to her sons Bruno and Laurent Van Der Heyden by Elisabeth Davis. Her grandfather was Nathaniel Johnson, a famous Bordeaux wine merchant in the 19th century, and owner of several wine estates. Her mother Kathleen married Robert M. Davis, an American Red Cross commissioner in 1922. But when the war came in 1940, Robert Davis had to leave the country. The vines were rooted out. After the war, Elisabeth and her husband Mr. Van der Heyden decided to replant and revive the property.
Today, Bruno and Laurent’s children and their families also take part in the management of the domains.
This wine grows on gravelly soils on a small terroir, is handpicked and vinified with the best care and techniques used at Chateau Monbrison. It is an aromatic racy wine with a deep purple color.
Margaux wine pairs well with rich red meat, beef, lamb or duck. The Bordeaux area is famous for Foie gras, cepes and other types of mushrooms, which they often use in local recipes, as well as red wine sauces slowly cooked with shallots called Bordelaise sauce.
The Margaux Region
The left bank of the Gironde estuary has a distinctive microclimate and soil and offers the most elegant and supple Bordeaux wines. The vineyards are protected from the strong west wind by a large pine-tree forest …les Landes. Vines were planted here much later than in the Graves region when the extension of the city of Bordeaux pushed the vineyards further, but some of its wines have become even more prestigious… Learn more about this region at: Sommailier.com/wineregions
Blackcurrant and lilac
Well balanced tannins and freshness, spicy red fruits and leather.