Saint Mont AOC-AOP


A unique wine heritage in the heart of the Pyrenean piedmont, thanks to authentic grape varieties, ancestral plots and the traditional cultivation methods of the winegrowers in this region.

Tannat N (minimum 60%)

Can also be assembled with Cabernet Sauvignon N and Fer Servadou N (Pinenc), at least 20% together.

Other varieties are Cabernet Franc N (Bouchy), Cabernet Sauvignon N

Gros Manseng B (minimum 50%)

Can be assembled with Arrufiac B, Petit Courbu B, at least 20% together; other varieties are Courbu B, Petit Manning B.

Intense color. Notes of red and black fruits (blackcurrant) to which are added thanks to the tannins aromas of fruit jam and liquorice, associated with the woody notes from oak barrel aging.

Aging potential: 5 to 10 years.

Food and wine pairing:

To drink with red meats and cheese.

Pale pink color. Tender, lively and delicious. Delicate scents of fresh red fruits (raspberries) and English sweets.

Food and wine pairing:

As an accompaniment to grilled meats.

Fresh and balanced wines. Showing a beautiful minerality, expressing aromas of citrus fruits and yellow-fleshed fruit (stone fruit), on the palate.

Aging potential: 2 to 3 years

Food and wine pairing:

With fish and shellfish dishes.


2011: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC-AOP*)

Location: Gers department

Production area: 990 ha (2 446 acres)

Harvest: 61 000 hl (6 100 000 litres): 58% red, 25% rosé, 20% white

Terroir: The Saint Mont vineyard is located in the hilly landscapes in the western side of the Gers department, at the first slopes of the north Pyrenean piedmont. Its terroir has specific characteristics that make it unique and authentic: there are tawny sands, variegated clays and Maucor pebbles.

Climate: Mainly oceanic , this terroir experiences hot summers, cold nights and mild, sunny autumns which promote slow ripening of the grapes. This allows Saint Mont wines to mature during aging.

Note: The appellation has chosen the typicity of indigenous grape varieties from Piedmont Pyrenees. Important work to safeguard this biodiversity has been carried out by the winegrowers; a conservatory of ampelographic grape varieties lists 40 grape varieties from the region, 12 of which have not yet been identified. The Sarragachies prephylloxic vine is a UNESCO heritage site.

* Created by the EU in 1992, the AOP label (Appellation d’Origine Protégée) designates products that have been produced, processed and developed in a specific geographical area, using the recognized know-how of local producers and ingredients from that region. The English equivalent is PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).