Owner

Alain Brumont

Winemaker

Alain Brumont and Fabrice Dubosc

Varieties

Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Tannat, Merlot, Petit Courbu, Petit Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Vineyard

Vineyards located at the top of the hills, each parcel being separated by a forest, this in order to avoid contamination from one vineyard to another. Alain uses only natural spring water taken from his timbered hills, not polluted thanks to the ideal and privileged environment of Gascony. Sun orientation is at 15:00PM for the rows. Work on the single bunch and replace the traditional yield by the number of bunch per vine. Bouscasse is 120 ha mainly composed of red and grey clay. Montus is 110 ha with very strong slopes with large rolled pebbles.

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About Alain Brumont

Alain Brumont took over the little family wine estate, Château Bouscassé, in 1979, then purchased Château Montus to create the wine of his dreams. He constructed his first underground cellars at Bouscassé in 1988, then the new Château Montus cellars in 1995. By 2003, the chateau had been renovated to receive seminars and special events. In 1990 he discovered the ideal stretch of land that would become a world-renowned icon: La Tyre. Alain has been voted best French winemaker and, at the international level, the producer of one of the ten finest wines in the world.

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“The wines of Château Montus and Château Bouscassé are classified among the ten icons of Southern France, next to Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Haut-Brion, Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Yquem.”

Andrew Jefford