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Château Montus XL

Château Montus XL

Alcohol

12.5%

Country

France

Region

Southwest France

Sub-Region

Madiran

Producer

Brumont

Vintage

1998

Composition

100% TANNAT

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WINEMAKER NOTES

The XL cuvée recalls the memory of Alain Brumont’s ancestors, who as the result of a great vintage, purchased a new 600 litre barrel (demi-muid). It was filled with Tannat, which was then left for  40 months, topped up with pebbles from the Adour River. It was only due to the richness, depth and concentration of the Tannat that such a long maturing period was possible. This unusual ageing process gives Tannat wines a complex bouquet (cocoa, mocha, leather, cigar box) and a generous, mellow palate. Montus XL is the perfect accompaniment to hare “à la royale”, rib of beef, game, porcini mushrooms, truffles. It is recommended to wait 15 years before drinking it.

TASTING NOTES

Rich, deep, complex, concentrated wine. Refined tannins and perfect balance. Elegant palate with a harmonious, fresh finish. Cigar, mocha, oak tar, balsamic notes and aromas of marquetry.

VINEYARD

Steep slopes with rounded pebbles, embedded in the clay to a depth of 3 to 5 m, which improves the soil’s drainage and oxygenation. Generally south-facing, well-drained, warm terroir, suited to producing very ripe grapes

VINIFICATION

Maceration for 3 to 6 weeks. Fermentation at 28°C, punching down of the pomace cap, malolactic fermentation in wooden vats. Maturing on the lees for 40 months in 600 litre barrels.