Located in the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux appellation, Château Montlandrie is owned by Denis Durantou, a highly respected winemaker known for his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality wines.
The history of Château Montlandrie dates back to the 18th century, and the estate has been in the Durantou family since 1983. Denis Durantou, known for his work at Château l'Eglise-Clinet in Pomerol, acquired Château Montlandrie with a vision to create exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of the Castillon region.
The vineyards of Château Montlandrie span approximately 12 hectares (30 acres) and are planted with a blend of grape varieties, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards benefit from a favourable mesoclimate, with a combination of clay and limestone soils that contribute to the elegance and complexity of the wines.
Denis Durantou's winemaking philosophy at Château Montlandrie focuses on preserving the purity of the fruit and expressing the terroir. The grapes are harvested by hand and undergo meticulous sorting to ensure only the best quality fruit is used. The vinification process combines traditional techniques with modern precision, including gentle extraction methods and careful ageing in French oak barrels.
The wines of Château Montlandrie are known for their elegance, balance, and age-worthiness. They often exhibit ripe fruit flavours, such as blackberries and plums, subtle spice notes, and well-integrated tannins.