When Alain Brumont bought Château Montus in 1980, the South West vineyards were in full stagnation. The Tannat vines had been pulled out and replaced by cereals. Being an enthusiastic winegrower and devoted to his vineyard, Alain Brumont started to look for the ideal terroirs for planting Tannat, the emblematic Madiran grape variety. 20 years later, he became the proprietor of almost all the great terroirs of the appellation. With relentless hard work and strong convictions, he managed to prove to the world that great wines could be produced in Madiran and that they could equal Bordeaux wines.
Château Montus, a blend of 80% Tannat and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon is a Madiran with round and soft tannins, an example of balance and finesse, with perfect expression of the grape from this Madiran showpiece estate on steep vineyards surrounding a grand château. The wine is black, firm and full of tannins while allowing room for swathes of dark fruits and a bold structure. Even though this is not made from Merlot, it has been described as the Petrus of the South by taste!