Revival of Pacherene du Vic-Bilh at Domaine Plaimont
Andre Dubosc, a 3rd generation local winemaker, initiated the development of southwest wines in the mid 1970s. With the help of young and energetic winemakers, Andre created dry white wines, IGP Cotes de Gascogne and revived Pacherene du Vic-Bilh. Since the beginning, Domaine Plaimont has been considered one of the most beautiful wine estates and castles in the region. The winery property extends from the foothills of the Pyrenees until the rolling hills of Gascony in the heart of the Southwest of France. The architectural heritage of Domaine Plaimont includes the Chateau Saint-Go, the Chateau Arricau-Bordes, the Chateau de Sabazan, the Domaine de Cassaigne, and the Monastery of Saint-Mont.
The Meaning Behind “Plaimont” Winery
In 1979, the winery owner at Domaine Plaimont decided to merge their estates and cellars and name the cooperative union Plaimont, “Pl” for Plaisance, “Ai” for Aignan and “Mont” for Saint-Mont. Within a few decades, Plaimont wine producers have become leaders in the Southwestern wines throughout the country. Their vineyards are located throughout the appellations as IGP Cotes de Gascongne, AOC Saint Mont, AOC Madiran, AOC Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh.
Famous Grape Varieties at this Historical Winery
The grapes varieties produced in the vineyards of Domaine Plaimont are Tannat, Pinenc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu, Arrufiac, Colombard, Manseng Noir. The winery produces red, white, as well as rosé winea. Apart from the rich history and heritage of Domaine Plaimont, the winegrowers love to share their passion for the wine with the visitors. Discover Domaine Plaimont at festivals and other occasions and relish in their rich winemaking traditions.