Saint-Mont VDQS wine appellation in the Gers in South West France Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Saint-Mont wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Saint-Mont is a VDQS wine appellation in South West France based mainly in the département of Gers. (The exception is the inclusion of the commune of Aire-sur-l'Adour which lies in the Landes département.) It is permitted to produce red, rose and white wines. It was created in 1981 as Cotes du Saint-Mont but the name was changed to Saint-Mont in 2007.
The reds are produced mainly from the tannic Tannat grape variety (which must comprise at least 60% of the blend) but other permitted varieties are Fer servadou (10% minimum) , Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The same rules apply to rose wines.
White wines can be made from Arrufiac, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Courbu and Clairette. At least three varieties must be present in the blend and the two Mansengs together must not exceed 60% of the blend.
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