Madiran Plénitude Rouge

PLEN075
This wine is a wonderful example of what can be achieved with the famous 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. Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes are expertly blended to create a rich and complex wine with black fruit, dry fig flavours and a hint of spice.
Type:
Vintage:
2012
Size:
75cl
Grape Mix:
Blend
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2028
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

Deep purple in colour with a rich and complex nose giving way to aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, coupled with dry fig and soft spices. Background flavours of clove, tobacco and leather are also evident along with prune and black cherry.

Food Matches

Enjoy with roasted young wild boar in blueberries.