In the heart of South-West France, in a beautifully-preserved region, the appellation of Saint Mont stretches out to the foothills of the Pyrenees. Benedictine monks grew vines here in the 11th century as can be seen today from the Monastery which dominates the village of Saint-Mont. Pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela used to stop in the village of Saint-Mont and it is not rare to see them walking through the vines today. Made by the ultra-reliable team at the Plaimont winery who have an admirable focus on polishing the finer characters of the region's local grapes, bringing intriguing styles to a wide audience. Tannat, great grape of robust southern red Madiran, is the main variety here, along with Cabernet Sauvignon and rare Pinenc.