Chateau Montus Madiran
South West France
Min. Quantity: 3
The Chateau Montus Madiran is a smooth, deep red wine that is made from a blend of 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The appellation of Madiran is located in the alluvial foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, almost 160 kms, directly south of Bordeaux. Madiran is an appellation for red wines with the main red wine grape variety being Tannat. Tannat is often blended with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Fer-Servadou. Tannat retains very good natural acidity and produces very deep and rich wines with remarkable structure. In skilled winemaking hands, Tannat reveals wines of amazing depth, complexity and concentration of flavour. With age, these wines become supple with round textures and fine tannins. Madiran wines can also age superbly, for up to 20 years. The Chateau Montus Madiran is showing subtle notes of red fruit coulis, fine tannins, and controlled power, culminating in an elegant, persistent finish. Beef, cassoulet, roast lamb or hard cheese will soften the tannins in Madiran well and make for a superb food and wine match.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"Others were there before him, but it was Alain Brumont who put Madiran on the wine map. He left the family domaine at Boucasse in 1980, dissatisfied by his fathers lack of ambition for quality, and set up on his own. In a mere 20 years, Brumont has succeeded by a combination of breathtaking chutzpah and brilliant winemaking in creating the largest fine wine domaine in the south-west and establishing without a doubt that Tannat is a first division quality grape variety. The basic Bouscasse (70 percent Tannat) and Montus (80 percent Tannat) are matured in 50% new wood, and are very fine. The better cuvees, both 100% Tannat and aged in new wood, are brilliant."
Clive Coates 'The Wines and Domaines of France'
Made from a blend of 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards are planted on steep south/south-west facing slopes of clay with large pudding stones to absorb the heat from the sun and transmit it 'up' to the grapes to aid ripening and development. The wine was aged in oak barrels, 60-80% of those were new oak. Malolactic fermentation was done in barrels and the wine was then aged for 12-14 months on lees. The wine was bottled without filtration.
Up to 20 years from release.
About South West France
The South West wine region, in France, includes several appellations and sub appellations such as Cahors, Cotes de Gasgogne and Jurancon. Although the South West of France is south of Bordeaux, most of the grape varieties in this region are not grown in Bordeaux and the style of the wine produced differs significantly. The main wines produced are Cahors (mostly made from Malbec grapes), Madiran (made from Tannat grapes) and Jurancon, a dry or sweet, aromatic white wine that has high acidity (made from the Petit Manseng grapes).
Wine Body: Full Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Non Alcoholic: No
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