La Tyre Madiran 2001 Chateau Montus by Alain Brumont

La Tyre Madiran 2001 Chateau Montus by Alain Brumont View larger

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Alcohol Degree 14,5
Vintage 2001
Type of Product Wines
Volume 75cl
Colour Red
Country France
Region South West Region
Appellations Madiran
Château Domaine or Brand Montus
Winegrower Alain Brumont
Grape Variety Tannat
Type of Wine Grand Cru, powerful red, spicy red, woody red
Pairing Ideas grilled red meat, game ,venison, cheeses, chocolate based dessert, red meat in sauce


This Madiran La Tyre 2001 by Alain Brumont is rich and intense, it presents notes of spices, eucalyptus and notes of fresh and candied fruit. The tannins are vigorous but supple, the finish tends to woody and spicy. Always in search of the best terroirs, Alain Brumont noticed, in 1990, a large slope of 12 ha, totally fallow land, located 260 meters above sea level on the highest hillside of the Madiran appellation.
This very steep terroir which has an 80-meter drop is made up of large pebbles rolled on red and variegated clays. Being ideally exposed to the Southwest, it therefore benefits from a milder and longer period of sunshine. "I immediately sensed that on this terroir, whose vines had disappeared for almost a century, you could make a great wine," explains Alain Brumont, who immediately acquired the plot and the plant in 100% Tannat at one density of 5700 feet per hectare. A name is given to it. This plot will be called La Tire, from the name of a place called the commune of Castelnau-Rivière-Basse, very close to Château Montus. Alain Brumont will then wait until the Tannat vines reach 10 years of age before harvesting them. The first La Tyre vintage was born in 2000 and is only released during the great years. It comes from a rigorous selection of the best grapes from this plot which represents one of the greatest terroirs of Madiran. "As the terroir is very powerful and the wine too, we spend a year in new oak barrels of 110 liters to calm its ardor," likes to clarify Alain Brumont. All wine critics agree today that Montus La Tire remains the best Madiran ever made. It must be said that this deep wine is of remarkable accuracy and precision. Thanks to the subtle balance between the woodiness of its aging and the freshness of its fruit,

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