La Madeleine de Saint Mont, Plaimont - Gusto Wines

La Madeleine de Saint Mont, Plaimont

2016 — Bordeaux, France
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About the vineyard

Phylloxera appeared relatively early in the South West of France, then developed galloping in the 1870s. Thus, most of the vineyard was decimated. A few years later, the wine culture of the region was gradually restored, but, with different methods which aspired to a wind of modernity. The “Madeleine” plot was one of the first replanted after phylloxera, therefore, as early as 1880 according to expert ampelographers.

This unique site offers us the testimony of this key period for French viticulture. The appearance of the first rootstocks in Europe, the use of new grape varieties, the conservation of certain ancestral varieties that have disappeared today, realities of which the Madeleine is the living trace!

Today, these very special vines have shaped a protected area of ​​the appellation for more than a century. These so unique stocks, mostly Tannat, have over time taken on an exceptional character.
The plot is guarded by a porch called “Madeleine” which dates back to the 14th century. A symbolic gateway to the site which represents the rebirth of our vineyard.

The terroir, with a clay-gravel tendency, thanks to the deep root development of the vines, the expression of a structure, a complexity, a roundness and a fruity pushing back as far as possible the known references of the wines. of Saint-Mont and the greatest Wines of the Southwest.

Tasting Note

The intense nose releases fruity (cherry) and spicy notes. The attack is frank, the mouth is full, generous. The fine balance between density and freshness reflects the strength of this terroir while the tannins, surprising in their finesse, reflect the age of these vines. The aromas of ripe fruit are expressed in a silky texture to give way to a long, smooth finish.

Food and Wine Pairing

Fine shavings of country ham, unilateral duck breast, truffled beef tartare, pigeon thigh stew and sautéed breast.

Buying options

Case discounts will be applied at checkout for multiples of 6 (5%) and 12 (10%) bottles of the same wine.

Single Bottlex 1£49.99
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Full Details

  • ABV 14.5%
  • Closure Cork
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinenc, Tannat
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Vintage 2016
  • In Cellar Yes