Madiran Collection Plaimont 2012
Ref : 471477
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 11.70 € / liter
5 product(s) sold since yesterday
- Keeping level Peur encore vieillir
- Service temperature 16°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The tannat grape variety is rare and typical of France South-west wine regions. Particularly renown for its positive influence on the Madiran, it gives the wine power and strength through dark fruits aromas.
Domain and appellation
Gathered since 1979, the three wine producers of Plaisance, Aignan and Saint Mont gathered their skills, legacies, terroirs, and initials to form the Plaimont Producteur cooperative. The collective enterprise was joined 20 years later by the Crouseilles and Condom wine producers.
- Terroir: Plaimont Producteur owns 98% of the Saint Mont appellation. Spread across 3500 hectares at the crossing of Gascogne, Béarn, Pyrénées and Gers, the vineyards have petit courbu, mansengs, tannat, pinenc, arrufiac, colombard and cabernet sauvignon as main grape varieties.
- Viticulture: The viticulture results from a strict contract that is established between the winegrowers, technician and terroir.
- Vinification: The maceration and extraction are extremely slow. The wines age in French oak barrels thoroughly selected by the cellar master. The barrels must be compatible with the region’s renown grape variety: the tannat.
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 10%
- Tannat : 60%
- Cabernet Franc : 30%