From the outset,
out of a total surface area of 7.5 hectares of vines (Tannat, Pinenc and Cabernet Sauvignon), only 5 ha are reserved for production of this Grand Vin. The Monastery of Saint Mont’s terroir is unique in the appellation thanks to the exceptional richness afforded by its swelling clay outcrop and its cool exposition (north-east facing slopes and plateau). On this terroir the Tannat variety can develop an unrivalled tannic structure and power thanks to a regulated, limited water supply. On the Monastery parcels, the Tannat grape does not reach full maturity until the end of a long Indian summer, yet still manages to retain all its exuberance.