Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Gascony
Code: FAIT005
Le Faîte, either red or white, is the iconic wine of the Saint Mont appellation. Blending of this Grand Cru is an unmissable annual event, conducted by big names in wine and food. Le Faîte’s wooden label pays tribute to the winegrowers of the past who kept their exceptional wines under the clay soil, identified by a slither of wood.

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.
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.

Decanter 2022, Andy Howard’s Top Wines from South West France: "Over the past 10 years, Producteurs Plaimont has confirmed its reputation as one of the powerhouses of French wine production, yet still proceeds to drive the quality and innovation bar even higher. Le Faite is a top of the range Saint mont with an intriguing nose of wild flowers and leafy raspberry. Oak is evident and needs a little longer to fully integrate. Weighty palate with masses of concentration, dark berry fruit, ripe tannins and fresh acidity keeping everything in balance. A fine example of how good Saint Mont can be."

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