Chateau Montus Madiran 'Alain Brumont', 2012
Big Tannat grape from this marvelous producer, intense and complex nose ending with hints of fruit jam, spices! Fruity in the mouth with a very long finish. For a very special occasion!
Chateau Montus is the flagship domaine of the region's leading winemaker, Alain Brumont, who also owns Chateau Bouscasse. These estates represent some of the greatest terroirs of Madiran, which are spread over more than twenty hills within the appellation. Chateau Montus has the more classic terroir of all the domaines, being sited on a gravel hillside, with an incline of 5-10%, in contrast to the heavier clay soils of Chateau Bouscasse. Brumont purchased Montus in the 1980s, not long after his return from Bordeaux, and by the time the 1990 vintage had passed he was regularly hailed as one of the South West's greatest winemakers.
|Sub-region||Madiran & Vic-Bilh|
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.0%|
|Style||Red - Full & round|
|Grape Type(s)||Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon|
South West France
The wines from the South West of France are finally receiving much-deserved praise from international critics and customers for their efforts in creating some of France’s most original and unusual wines. With only few restrictions on the grape varieties that can be used, the variety of wines on offer is unparalleled. Top quality reds from Madiran, crisp refreshing whites from Gascony, and luscious sweet wines from Jurançon, the South West is the destination your glass should visit to experience a true taste of French flair and creativity.