Château Montus

Alain Brumont, the pioneer of Madiran, outdoes himself again with Château Montus.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: 3372220100011

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  • Vintage 2012
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Madiran
  • Alcohol 15%
  • Composition:
    Tannat, Cabernet-Sauvignon
  • Winemaker Notes Gascony, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees Mountains, is home to vineyards with real character, just like the men who cultivate them. Alain Brumont is the leader here. He was a pioneer in Madiran and Côtes de Gascogne wines, bringing them to rank with the world’s best. The Brumont wines benefit now from an international recognition and remain at a very good value for money. Alain purchased Château Montus to create the wine of his dreams. Inventive, a tireless builder, and possessing a good bit of sheer nerve, he had constructed his first underground cellars at Bouscassé in 1988, then the new Château Montus cellars in 1995. By 2003, the chateau had been renovated to receive seminars and special events.
  • Tasting Notes Pleasant and deep wine, with soft red fruit coulis and fine tannins. Good balance, elegance and power.
  • Press WS 91

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  • Vineyard Steep slopes with big pebbles facing south/southwest. Warm and well-drained soil which improves the grape ripening. Brown and red clays. Low yield: 6-7 bunches per plant.
  • Vinification 3 to 6 weeks maceration depending on vintages. Fermentation at 28°C, malolactic fermentation in wooden tank. Ageing in oak barrels (60 to 80% new wood) on fi ne lees for 12 to 14 months.
  • Viticulture Hand-picked from 30 year-old vines.

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