Produced for the first time in 1985, this 100% Tannat Madiran has
upset the world by overtaking the first great French wines in many tastings, thus putting this local grape variety center stage.
The Prestige cuvée of Château Montus comes from the selection of the best terroirs of the vineyard and represents what Tannat can give best. It is also almost entirely sold en primeur.
30 year old vines. Collection in crates.
Steep slopes covered with rolled pebbles, subsoil of brown and orange clay in strata.
Southern exposure, warm soils favoring high ripeness. These are the highest plots of Montus.
Maceration for 3 to 6 weeks.
Fermentation at 28°C in wooden vats.
Pigeage, malolactic fermentation in new barrels on the lees.
Aging in new barrels (100%) for 14 to 16 months.