Chateau Montrose, the Saint Estèphe-based Second Growth classified estate, has announced that Hervé Berland has joined Chateau Montrose following his retirement from Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Formerly Managing Director at Chateau Mouton Rothschild since 2006 (and having worked with Chateau Mouton Rothschild since 1977) Hervé Berland reportedly began his new role with Chateau Montrose on 10th April 2012.
Chateau Montrose is often described as having a “terroir” equivalent to those occupied by the First Growths and Chateau Montrose has a history of attracting former First Growth directors.
Currently Chateau Montrose produces both Chateau Montrose’s eponymously named Chateau Montrose “Grand Vin” and a second wine labelled “Chateau Montrose – Le Dame de Montrose”. Chateau Montrose’s 94 hectare estate is planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Whilst there is no indication that the current line up of Chateau Montrose wines will change, Hervé Berland has been quoted as saying that he is “looking forward… to a certain level of freedom” in his decision-making at Chateau Montrose.
Chateau Montrose is currently owned by two brothers – Martin and Olivier – who purchased Chateau Montrose in 2006. The former director at Chateau Montrose – Jean-Bernaed Delmas (who managed Chateau Haut-Brion before Chateau Montrose) retired last year.