Alain Brumont has been selecting the best terroirs in the commune of Maumusson-Laguian since 1980.
It is from these great hillside terroirs perched on the limestone cliffs, made up of a wonderful variety of south-western clays, that Alain Brumont produces four exceptional wines:
his terroir consists of a collection of plots of fine yellow and white variegated clays on a layer of fissured limestone. On the edges are two iron-rich clay terroirs with a concretion of iron and manganese oxide.
Here is Madiran's former elegance, charm and voluptuousness, in all its 18th century glory, when it rubbed shoulders with France's greatest wines and reigned supreme over the rich cuisine of the Southwest.
Produced from vines that are more than 50 years-old, Vieilles Vignes come from the finest white clay terroirs, with small black and white pebbles on the surface. Replacement by marcottage (layering) provides a way of obtaining healthy ungrafted vines.
A unique terroir in Madiran, the eastern side consists of blocks of stone in the form of "menhirs", weighing from 1 to 30 tons, surrounded by deep yellow clay. Tannat is the predominant grape variety here. The western side consists of grey clay and a deep layer of soft chalk. This side is planted exclusively with Merlot.
This terroir consists of two plots of red clay on a subsoil of fissured rock, which provides perfect humidity. Planted with Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this ferruginous terroir produces an elegant, mellow wine with flavours of candied blood orange and delicately distilled blackberries.