Monastere de Saint-Mont
70 % Tannat, 20% Pinenc and 10% Cabernet franc grapes.

The village of Saint-Mont, standing on the site of an appodium overlooking the Adour River, has existed since the 6th century. The monastery itself was founded in the 11th century by Raymond de Saint-Mont. In 1055 it became part of the Cluniac Order and from this date on, the Saint-Mont vineyards really flourished.

The words of the oenologist
It's immensely dark purple hue is a harbinger of the deep pungent nose revealing aromas of concentrated jammy fruit with a counterpoint of animal scent (leather expecially) and woodland (leaf mould) allied to elegant notes of aok. In the mouth, it is expressive and harmonious, with a lush roundness and flavours of dark red stone and berry fruit, the whole underpinned by excellent tannin that enhances it's long finish.

Serve slightly cool (16C) with rib steak grilled over a wood fire (wine pruning ideally) barbecued breast of fatted duck with pan-browned potatoes and boletus mushrooms, game in a wine sauce and Pyrenean cheese.

the bottle (0.75l)

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