Vignobles Brumont - Montus Blanc Sec Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2012
Vignobles Brumont - Montus Blanc Sec Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh 2012 (89 TSW)
Blend of Petit Courbu and Petit Manseng from Gascony wine region (on the right sight of Bordeaux)
this wine's special character is due to its vinification and ageing in 600 litre barrels, called demi-muids, made from wooden staves that are more than four centimetres thick. The impact of the wood on the wine is reduced, with a more mellow woodiness, beneficial to the preservation of the fruity aromas, while maintaining a perfect balance.
Maturing on fine lees in 600 litre barrels for 14 to 15 months.
My tasting notes:
In the glass an intense straw yellow color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe peach, grapefruit and orange peel with hints of honey, toast, butter and spices.
On the palate dry, full-bodied with citric acidity and light waxy round mouthfeel. Flavours of lemon, ripe apple, asparagus, vanilla and butter. Medium+ fresh and complex finish.
When young, during the first 3-4 years, with fish (sea bass, turbot), white meat, or Aquitaine caviar. From 6 to 15 years old, with goose foie gras.
Alain Brumont bought Château Montus in 1980, on the basis of the terroir's reputation in the 18th century.
With its large reddish pebbles, this terroir is one of the last traces of the beginning of the Pyrenees, dating back 40 million years. Today's Pyrenees deposit large black pebbles marbled with white in our rivers. The Montus vines have steep slopes (20-40%) fully south-facing, intense sunshine, covered with large pebbles. Yellow and red clay subsoil.