Madiran Plénitude 2014, Plaimont

This sunny wine is a contemporary expression of the quality of the Tannat grape. The Madiran Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée is situated at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains in the area called Vic-Bilh meaning ‘Vieux Pays’ or the Old Country. Forty kilometres from Pau, the medieval village of Madiran gives its name to the appellation. Vines have been grown in this region since Antiquity and the wine’s reputation was first established in the eleventh century at the time the Abbey of Madiran was founded in 1030 by Benedictine monks and transformed 30 years later, in 1060, into a Priory. Madiran’s golden era was undoubtedly the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century when François ... Read More
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc Blend
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2024
Closure Type:

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 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

Deep purple in appearance. A rich and complex nose where the aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry combine harmoniously with the aromas of dry fig, and soft spices. Flavours of clove, tobacco and leather combine with prune and black cherry. An elegant and complex wine with a long warm finish.

Food Matches

Suggested food pairings are roasted young wild boar in blueberries, coq au vin or jugged hare.


Madiran Plénitude comes from vines grown in clay soil which gives the wine a powerful and structured character. Tannins and anthocyanins present in this wine are typical of the complex soil structure. Grape harvesting is manual. The various vines are separately made into wine. Maceration takes place over a period of between 20 - 30 days and is followed by regular pigeage. The malolactic fermentation is controlled, then the wine is matured in 225 litre barrels for a period of between 12 - 14 months.