Château Bouscassé | Madiran
Alain Brumont is a pioneer and visionary and over the last thirty years has single handedly put Madiran on the fine wine map. From simple Vins de Pays to his single estate wines at Bouscassé and Montus, he makes outstanding Tannat dominated wines. Château Bouscassé has belonged to the Brumont family for several generations and Alain inherited his fathers 17 hectare vineyard in 1979. Today, the property includes 50 hectares of superb clay-limestone terroir along the cliff in the commune of Maumusson-Laguian. This terroir is also somewhat humorously known as the Pied de Côte de Saint Emilion ("The foot of the Saint Emilion Slope"), because the Tannat that grows there produces a wine that has similar characteristics to some of the great wines of Bordeaux's right bank, in that they possess a rigorous style, a refined structure and a substantial potential to age.