Domain: Château Bouscassé Owned by Alain Brumont, who is also at the head of Château Montus, Bouscassé is one of the big names of Madiran. In 1979, Alain Brumont left the family-owned domaine of Château Bouscassé and bought Château Montus. He completely changed the vineyards (with other rootstocks and seedlings selected…) and took inspiration from the Bordeaux model, aging his wines in small new oak barrels. In 1982, he made his first wines with the grapes from three-year-old vines. This great success marked the beginning of Madiran wine’s worldwide renown. Some years later, he went back to running the family domaine, Château Bouscassé. The wines from both domains are vinified at Château Montus. Brumont is therefore the largest landowner in the appellation (with almost 180 hectares) and owns the best parcels.