Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec is one of the oldest appellations: a magical, mythical name, imperial and secret, synonymous with respect. “The tamer of grapes varieties and creator of great wines, Alain Brumont, has made a great dry white wine at Montus.” (Pierre Casamayor). Focusing relentlessly on experimenting with barrels for 20 years, Château Montus Sec has received the full benefit of these efforts: this wine’s special character is due to its vinification and ageing in 600 litre barrels, called demi-muids, made from wooden staves that are more than four centimetres thick. The impact of the wood on the wine is reduced, with a more mellow woodiness, beneficial to the preservation of the fruity aromas, while maintaining a perfect balance, for a very expressive, high quality wine
In the Château Montus Blanc Sec the Petit Courbu brings silkiness, body and a mellow texture, accompanied by floral notes, fruitiness and an iodized freshness. The Petit Manseng brings minerality, a richness of the constituents, and rigour and order to the aromas. The woodiness is subtle and well-integrated, creating a very broad wine with length, freshness and volume on the palate. Bottle age has created a truly impressive wine.