2007 Producteurs Plaimont Saint Go St Mont Rouge
RRP $22.72 per bottle
Our Price $19.99
$239.88 (12 x 750ml)
Deep red, dark and sound; good colour. Mellow, tobacco-y, maturing Bordeaux-like bouquet, complex and savoury, foresty and autumnal. Rich and soft in the mouth; with a fleshiness and savoury style that is very appealing. Deep, intense, textured and smooth, with ample tannins, but also generous developed fruit flavours to balance. Smart wine, good now and still has a future.
Original wines. Wines of character. Wines to match with slow food.
Producteurs Plaimont is a co-operative in the village of Saint-Mont in the Adour Valley of southwest France. Vineyards in the region date back to the Romans, through to the Middle Ages when monks were making wines for pilgrims on the route of Santiago de Compostela.
In modern times the wine-producing heritage of this area has been reinvigorated under the leadership of the visionary (and beret wearing!) Andre Dubosc. Plaimont was founded in 1979 when he brought together a group of like-minded winegrowers, with a quality-focused approach. Plaimont is now rated in the Top 10 Wineries in France.
Innovation together with respect for tradition has seen the cooperative invest in modern winemaking techniques, lead a revival of ancient regional varieties, assist growers to improve viticultural practices, and embrace sustainable and chemical free systems. Improved grape quality has yielded vivacious wines showcasing the delicious flavours of grapes grown in the region.
Tasting Notes: The wine is a dark purple/red / almost black colour with an aroma of blackberry and roasted notes. These flavours continue on the palate with a full and rich structure. The ripe tannins reveal the ageing potential of the wine.
Terroir: This vineyard stretches over 38ha in the Gers Department, in the village of Bouzon-Gellenave.
Grape varieties: 70% Tannat, 20% Pinenc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winemaking: The complex and intense flavours of the Château St Go reflect its ageing in 225 litre oak barrels for 12 months in a dark cellar.