Producteurs de Plaimont
Saint Mont, Côtes de Gascogne, South-West France.
About the Winery
Producteurs Plaimont are located at Saint-Mont, in the Gers, in Gascony. Arrufiac, This is a co-operative operating to some of the highest standards of any such enterprise in France. The white wine grapes are Petit Courbu, Petit and Gros Manseng, Colombard, Ugni-Blanc and Listan.
The Saint-Mont vineyards began in the fourth century BC when plants were imported by the Greeks. It is thus one of the oldest vineyards in France. In 1050 the Abbey of Saint-Mont was founded by Benedictine monks. The monks, as always, were particularly interested in the area as it had already been colonised by the vine. They developed the vineyards further to the point that Gascony wines were actually exported to the United Kingdom as early as the XIVth century.
Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac
Dry, fruity and crisp
Drinking Window (Advisory)
Drink now and for a further three years from vintage.
This wine is great as an apéritif and goes well with seafood and cheese (comté, Pyrenean cheeses).