Our terroirs

Appellations and unique terroirs…

Plaimont Producteurs covers the main appellations of the Pyrenean foothills, namely Saint Mont, Madiran and Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh as well as IGP Côtes de Gascogne, Gers and Côtes de Gascogne Condomois..

MADIRAN (AOC) RARE AND CONTRASTING WINES

The Madiran appellation covers the Gers, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées and has flourished ever since the foundation of the tenth-century abbey bearing the same name. Tannat, the king of the Pyrenean-foothill grape varieties, provides the foremost identity of our red wines and bestows on them a distinct originality. Other noble varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Pinenc or Cabernet Sauvignon also form part of the blend, producing both young, fruity and supple wines as well as full-bodied, tannic wines intended to be aged for much longer.    

PACHERENC DU VIC-BILH (AOC) GENTLY SEDUCTIVE

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is produced in the same production zone as Madiran from Arrufiac, Petit Courbu, Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng. The late-harvested sweet Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh is both fresh and unctuous thanks to the ‘raisined’ grapes (overripe grapes which have been left to shrivel on the vine in order to concentrate their flavours and sugars). The grapes are picked manually in selective pickings starting in October and going right through to December.      

SAINT MONT (AOC) AUTHENTIC AND GENEROUS

Situated on the first slopes of the Pyrenean foothills, the Saint Mont appellation covers 46 communes (administrative areas) to the west of the Gers and benefits from a cool microclimate and an extremely rich terroir. Local, ancestral grape varieties are used in the appellation: Tannat, Pinenc, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds and rosés and Gros Manseng, Arrufiac and Petit Courbu for the whites. Saint Mont reds are characteristically elegant and full and exhibit notes of dark fruits accompanied with a delightful freshness. The whites are fresh, well-balanced and mineral, expressing citrus and yellow fruit aromas. The rosés are lively and easy to drink with fragrances of fresh red fruits.

CÔTES DE GASCOGNE EXUBERANCE AND FRESHNESS

Gascony, a beautiful region of undulating hills and valleys, benefits from an oceanic- influenced temperate climate and consequently boasts a terroir which produces aromatic wines unique in the world. Traditional grape varieties such as Colombard are used in the whites and Tannat in the reds and rosés to make crisp, lively wines.