About the Winery
The Legendary Château Monbousquet Origin dates to 1540 and through the last 5 centuries the winery has developed a remarkable heritage and history. During the second half of the 19th century the estate prospered and achieved great fame under the brief (1858 to 1877) but inspired direction of the Comte de Vassal-Montviel. He enlarged the vineyard, bringing it to its present size—making it one of the largest estates around Saint-Émilion. All this and more earned the property great praise in the 1865 edition of “Cocks and Féret”. “Today, 32 hectares of vines…cultivated with the greatest of care, make the vineyard of Monbousquet one of the most important in the Saint-Emilion region, producing a wine that is remarkable in its delicacy, its finesse, and its bouquet.”
In 1993 Chantal and Gérard Perse, also owners of the iconic Château Pavie (purchased in 1998), came to Monbousquet to begin a new chapter in the Château’s story, ushering in a veritable “leap in quality.” A golden opportunity for this great terroir so rich in history, situated just 500 meters from Saint-Emilion’s southern slopes.
In the months after Gérard Perse’s arrival, production standards at Monbousquet were completely revised both in the vineyard (entirely restructured and drained) and in the cellars, with state-of-the-art installations and the creation of an aging cellar suitable for producing a great wine. The residence was also completely renovated