Madiran Château Montus Alain Brumont Cuvée XL (no reserve) 2000 - Lot of 3 Bottles

Madiran Château Montus Alain Brumont Cuvée XL (no reserve) 2000

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 15 %
  • 2.25L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

This formidable cuvée, produced by one of the most renowned signatures in the South West, will amply reward cellaring for several years. A marvellous accompaniment to red meat, duck or game. More info

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: South West France
  • Appellation/Wine: Madiran
  • Producer/Owner: Alain Brumont
  • More information....

Madiran Château Montus Alain Brumont Cuvée XL serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Brochettes périgourdines, Filet de boeuf en croûte, Daube de sanglier.

Lot presentation
Madiran Château Montus Alain Brumont Cuvée XL

Cuvée presentation

This cuvée is a blend of Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon, raised in barrels (60% of which are new) for 12 to 14 months. It gives off black fruit aromas (blackcurrant, prune) and spicy notes. On the palate, it shows tight, yet fine, well-integrated tannins, with great depth. The finish is superb.

Information about domain Montus

The rise of the Madiran appellation owes a lot to Alain Brumont, whose ambition and perseverance have set a successful example to his peers. Coming from a wine-producing family, who own Château Bouscassé in the same appellation, Alain Brumont acquired Montus in 1979, and replanted the vineyard himself, producing his early vintages with such basic equipment that he was ridiculed by neighbouring winegrowers. However, success was immediate and he decided to also make a dry white wine, under the Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh appellation. Now also the owner of Bouscassé, he endeavours to maintain standards at both his properties, whose wines are much appreciated by lovers of epicurean delights. Sustainable agriculture techniques with a minimum use of pesticides are applied to the 90 hectares dedicated to red wine at Château Montus, and the harvests are entirely manual. The wines are vinified traditionally in stainless steel vats and then aged in oak barrels (50 to 100% renewed depending on the wine) for 14 months, resulting in exceptional density and smoothness. The château currently produces three red wines: Château Montus, Montus XL and La Tyre, the Montus-Prestige cuvée was abandoned in 2004 in order to improve the quality of Château Montus. Mainly made from Tannat, the wines are powerful and tannic, but also elegant, developing splendid aromas of blackberries, cherries, liquorice, cloves and spices. Very pleasant when they are in their early youth, they also have a fine capacity to improve with age.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 15 %
  • Country/Region: South West France
  • Appellation/Wine: Madiran
  • Producer/Owner: Alain Brumont
  • Vintage: 2000
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Size (in ha): 90
  • Volume: 250000 bottles
  • Intensity: Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet franc, 80% Tannat

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Madiran Château Montus Alain Brumont Cuvée XL (no reserve) 2000

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