Bouquet de Monbrison is the ‘second wine’ of Château Monbrison. Château Monbrison originally formed half of Château Desmirail in the nineteenth century before coming into the hands of Monsieur de Monbrison. In 1922 Robert Meacham Davis bought the property and his children and grand children are the present owners. Violets and rose petals, red fruits, cassis, earthy with black pepper.
Following a mild winter, bud burst happened relatively early, around mid-March. Unfortunately, soon after, temperatures dropped and gave way to frost on the Bordeaux vineyard. Monbrison was slightly affected on the night of April 27th. Growth cycle of the vine was somewhat slowed, however between May 18th and 29th, bloom went very well. The vine, this tenacious plant, has continued to grow. Indeed, on some plots affected by frost, winegrowers have had to give more of their time in order to carry out a meticulous work within the vineyard.
The Bouquet is a keen wine with red fruit aromas and soft and candied tannins, allied to a nice freshness that offer an ageing potential up to 10 years.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.