Le Faîte Blanc

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Le Faîte is the iconic wine of the Saint-Mont Appellation and its blending is an unmissable annual event carried out by big names in the wine or gastronomy industry. Le Faîte is produced from the most expressive terroirs of Aignan, Plaisance and Saint-Mont. It's wooden label has been designed in tribute to the generations of winemakeers who have gone before and who kept their best cuvees buried in clay... identified with a wooden marker. An explosion of citrus fruit, litchi and gunflint with an elegant minerality.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Grape Mix:
Blend
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Sub Region:
Saint-Mont
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2022
Closure Type:
Cork
 

Producteurs Plaimont

Situated in the heart of South-West France, the Plaimont vineyards stretch from the foothills of the Pyrenees to the hills and valleys of Gascony covering a uniquely rich terroir. A thousand winegrowers defend the ideals of a cooperative and are committed to managing their vineyards with respect for both the environment and their own time-honoured traditions. With a combination of local grape varieties, knowledge and rigorous hard work, the members of Plaimont Wine Cooperative have succeeded in producing extremely high quality wines from the terroirs of Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, Saint Mont and Côtes de Gascogne.

Tasting Notes

Initially pale in colour and tinged with green, but with age moving towards a more golden, slightly silvery hue, A rich, crisp attack with an explosion of citrus fruit, litchi and gunflint on the nose. Its youthful aromatic exuberance (tropical fruit) gives way to a greater complexity of of mineral notes with a noble touch of undergrowth

Food Matches

This Saint-Mont's ultra-premium wine is great with shellfish and fish carpaccio when young. However, after several years of ageing, it is a perfect match to subtly-flavoured white meats and mature cheeses