CHÂTEAU MONTUS benefits from a large terroir, unique in the South-West, with a steep slope with large pebbles on fine clay from the Pyrenees. The miracle took place in 1985 when this wine upset the hierarchy of great mythical red wines and was noticed around the world with its Tannat grape. Nicknamed “the Pétrus of the South-West” by a dozen critics for 30 years, Château Montus expresses all the qualities of these exceptional terroirs.
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AREA: Madiran, France
GRAPE VARIETIES: Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon 30-years-old-vines
TERROIR: Steep slopes with rolled pebbles. General South/South-West exposure. Draining and warm terroirs, favoring good maturity. Brown and orange clay basement in layers.Very low yields with 5-6 bunches per plant.
VINIFICATION AND AGING: Maceration of 3 to 6 weeks, fermentation at 28º C, punching down, malolactic fermentation in wooden vats. Aging on lees for 12 to 14 months in new barrels at 60-80%
TASTING COMMENTS: Sweet, deep wine, discreet red fruit coulis, fine tannins, controlled power for an elegant and persistent finish.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING: This Madiran can be enjoyed with a rib of beef, rack of lamb, duck breast, game, spicy oriental cuisine.
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