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 have succeeded in producing extremely high quality wines from the terroirs of Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, Saint Mont and Côtes de Gascogne.
The red Le Faîte (from Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinenc grapes) is produced from several of the best terroirs in the Aignan, Plaisance, and Saint Mont. They comprise limestone and variegated clay soils, and fawn-coloured sand. The parcels are old enough for the vine roots to accept regulated water, and have been selected for their cool geographical situations in order to produce grapes bursting with all the power and freshness the area’s microclimate can bestow. The wine is well structured, and develops an aromatic complexity of black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant) and liqueur, underlined by subtly toasted notes.
This wine goes very well with finely sliced cured ham. Or try with duck breast stuffed with mushrooms. Equally a good accompaniment to fine cheeses.
Protection of the vineyard is sustainable thanks to the latest-generation equipment and techniques. The wine is barrel-aged for 12 months, then spends a further 4 months in tank to bring complete harmony to the cuvée.