The winery is located in the municipality Saint-Estèphe
in the eponymous area in the Médoc
(Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The name means "rose-colored mountain" and is derived from the color of the ferrous soil. The origin goes back to the year 1778, when the family ségur
Lands sold to Etienne Théodore Dumoulin. His son Etienne Dumoulin began in 1815 with the construction of the Château and started at the same time vineyards. The family Dumoulin remained owner until 1866. After several ownership changes, the estate was finally bought in 1896 by Louis Charmolüe and then directed by Jean -Louis Charmolüe. In 2006 it was acquired by the brothers Bouygues (telecommunications, civil engineering). In the Bordeaux Classification
in 1855 the estate received the second rank (Deuxième Cru Classé).
The vineyards cover 69 hectares of vineyards and consist of loamy soil under reddish, strongly ferrous gravel soil. They are planted with the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%). A special feature are the large squares forming vineyards, which are separated by wide avenues. The extremely long-lived, and by the soil conditions dark-colored red wine is aged for 18 months in up to 70% new barrels. He is counted among the so-called "Super-Seconds", so would earn the "Premier Cru Classé". Due to the very similar massive style, the red wine is also called " Château Latour
designated by Saint-Estèphe ". The vintage 1970 was legendary Paris Wine Tasting
in 1976. The second wine is called "La Dame de Montrose".