State of the art production for consistent quality. This is probably the biggest producer of Armagnac but also make many wines from their 700 hectare estate. The distillery is state of the art and it is claimed that the grapes spend less than 10 minutes between vineyard and press to minimise SO2 content. The pressings are in stainless steel pneumatic drums and the distillation is on very light lees. Stability of quality is quite unique but this can produce many very similar tasting armagnacs.
Distinctive bottles make Montal attractive presentations. Flavours of plums start to become richer at this age and this is no exception.
|Aroma||A wonderful predominace of ripe victoria plums and nutty aromas, which is consistent throughout their range of vintages and which gets richer as they age.|
|Distillation||On a very light lees|
|Flavour||Intense richness with great balance and depth. A delightful victoria plum and prune taste with a nutty middle mouth. Fruitiness prevails to the end which is quite long but some toffee and coffee flavours also show at the end. Superb balance and depth of flavour.|
|Grape Variety||Mainly Ugni Blanc and Baco|
|Reduction and Strength||All Montal armagnacs are sold at 40% abv so a level of reduction may be necessary depending on age.|
|Viticulture||The climate is soft and humid with sunny autumns and the soil is made of siliceous clay which is poor in lime, giving Bas Armagnacs a lightness and fragrance with subtle tastes|