L’Empreinte de Saint Mont 2012

Where does it come from?

Plaimont Producteurs is a wine cooperative located in the South West of France. Winemaking started there in the 11th Century by monks, and continues today with the production of rich and elegant wine made from unusual and forgotten grape varieties. It remains a lesser known region which means the quality-price ratio is excellent.

L’Empreinte de Saint Mont 2012

How is it made?

This is a precious, full-bodied and fruity wine, representing the handcrafted, artisanal nature of the wine, hence the fingertip on the bottle. L’Empreinte is the appellation’s clearest expression of its best terroirs.

The vinification process mainly takes place in tank, with the exception of 10% of the Petit Manseng in one-year old barrels, giving added richness and roundness.

Can be aged for around 6 years.

What does it taste like?

A pale yellow colour with a pretty silver hue. The nose displays notes of citrus with acacia. The mouth is full and rich with a lingering finish that is complex and fresh. A wine with great potential for age.

What should you drink it with?

This fine white Saint Mont cuvee makes the perfect accompaniment to Trout Meunière, fillet of sole with tarragon and poultry, veal and even a cheeseboard.

L’Empreinte de Saint Mont 2012 is available from Corney and Barrow at £12.95 a bottle.

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