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Les Vignes Préphylloxeriques 2011 Saint Mont AOC

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"Les Vignes Préphylloxériques"” is a wine which symbolises the rich ampelographic diversity of the Pyrenean foothills and the Saint Mont Appellation. It is the result of the ever-passionate work of winegrowers who have fought to preserve the exceptional plant heritage.Thousands of years ago when the valley was covered by the ocean, layers of sand were deposited on the plateau and then unceremoniously jumbled up during the formation of the Pyrenees. This unusual terroir has nourished and protected its vines for over a hundred and fifty years, its sandy texture preventing the phylloxera insect from being able to burrow in the soil and thus reach the vine’s roots. Spared by the ravaging insect, this vineyard managed to survive the nineteenth-century phylloxera blight.
Type:
Vintage:
2011
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Tannat/Pinenc Blend
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Sub Region:
Saint Mont
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2025
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£59.99
 

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

Behind its deep red colour, the wine expresses notes of impeccably preserved ripe fruits. It presents a surprising but striking structure.The tannins bring the silky touch that only vines of a certain age can. Balance is maintained throughout the generous palate which evolves into a harmonious finish.

Food Matches

Pair with grilled red meat or game.