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Plenitude Madiran

Madiran

€29.99/Bottle | €359.88/Case
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This sunny wine is a contemporary expression of the quality of the vine Tannat.
Very deep purple dress, in dark purple nuance. Rich and complex nose where the blackcurrant and the blackberry get involved harmoniously in the aromas of dry fig, quetsche and soft spices.

In the agitation, appear clove, tobacco and leather.
Mouth built on typical and coated tannins. Notes of crystallized prune and black cherry will mark the
whole. The whole is of an elegant complexity and finale long and warm.

The grapes are a mix of Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
The Vineyard
The Madiran Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée is situated at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains in the
area called Vic-Bilh meaning ‘Vieux Pays’ or the Old Country. Forty kilometres from Pau, the
medieval village of Madiran gives its name to the appellation.

Vines have been grown in this region since Antiquity and the wine’s reputation was first established in the eleventh century at the time the Abbey of Madiran was founded in 1030 by Benedictine monks and transformed 30 years later, in 1060, into a Priory. Madiran’s golden era was undoubtedly the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century when François 1st of France referred to it as
“wine that aged very well” and Henri IV served Madiran wines to his most prestigious foreign and
French guests in his Chateau de Pau.

Relatively mild winters; hot, stormy summers and dry, sunny autumns all contribute to the maturation of the grapes. Tannat, a local, indigenous grape variety which is responsible for Madiran’s distinctive identity, is undeniably, King of the grape varieties.

The cultivated surface area of 1400 hectares covers three departments: the Gers, the
Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées.
Critics
 
Plenitude Madiran
Red Nose Rating: 92%
Tags:
Fine Wine with long rich finish, Rich, spicy reds