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Discoverer of terroirs and passionate creator, Alain Brumont, who in 30 years became the icon of the South-West, reigns in Madiran over 300 hectares of vines and more than 26 vintages including the famous Château Montus and Château Bouscassé. For 3 decades, he has been building a terroir of diversity and nuances that give birth to these great wines. "These are extraordinary wines that are made simply, surprisingly rich, and so complete and promising that they cannot be ignored" Robert Parker.Lire plus Learn more
In the heart of Madiran and Gascony, Alain Brumont has established more than just a brand, a concept. Better, a Brumont taste, now an icon. Alongside the major French and international PDOs, it was essential to enhance the world's leading region for gourmet products.
FROM CHILDHOOD DREAM TO ICON. In 1979, Alain Brumont took over the reins of the family estate where he was born and raised. For Alain Brumont, Bouscassé represents the perfume of childhood, remembrance and polyculture practiced by his ancestors. The estate has grown from 17 hectares in the 1980s to more than 120 today, revealing no less than 6 unique clay-limestone terroirs. In 1988, Alain Brumont initiated the first late harvest for the sweet wines, an unusual practice in the south-western wine-growing region. 2006, the "Coffre Fort du Tannat" came out of the ground. This new generation logistics and storage platform allows 4 million bottles to reach their peak. During a furniture auction, Alain Brumont visited this château in Castelneau-Rivière-Basse, which he has known since childhood and which he knows provided Napoleon 1st with wine. He finally acquired Château Montus in 1980, then in ruins as he went up stone by stone. But it is above all the surrounding soil that strongly inspires him. Slopes with large pebbles on a fine, clayey soil, suitable for creating very fine wines for ageing. Alain Brumont has a deep intuition that he can create excellence and give back his letters of nobility to Tannat, the emblematic grape variety of the appellation, too often criticized. Since 1985, this wine has shaken up the hierarchy of great mythical red wines, leading even some international critics to call it the "Pétrus du Sud-Ouest". In 1990, he discovered an ideal plot, La Tyre, which would become a world icon. Château Montus is now one of the largest estates in the Southwest, and in 1995, Alain Brumont, a tireless builder, built the Château Montus underground cellar. He renovated the castle, which was transformed into a reception area in 2003.
The Brumont Style, visionary
Tannat is the flagship grape variety of Madiran. By severely controlling yields, determining its right maturity, vinifying and maturing it with respect and boldness, Alain Brumont has demonstrated that this Southwestern grape variety has its place among the elite winegrowers.
The first Château Montus vintage, dated 1982, stands out for its unique blend of Tannat at 80% and Cabernet Sauvignon at 20%. An innovator, Alain Brumont produces the first Madiran 100% Tannat, the first 100% new barrel cuvée. He is the first to climb barrels to the top of the Pic du Midi and the first winegrower in the Southwest to rise to the level of the greatest wines in the world.
Château Montus is now one of the icons in the world's
Not to mention Château Bouscassé 2014, number 13 in the Top 100 of Wine Enthusiast 2018, and before him, Bouscassé 2009, which is in the Top 100 of the World Wine Spectator.
This recognition is particularly dear to Alain Brumont.