Torus is a Madiran produced with 50% Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc. Using young vines at Châteaux Montus and Bouscassé, Alain Brumont has produced a new style of Madiran; This full-bodied wine shows great depth, power and concentration. Black fruit coulis with hints of liquorice and a soft, rounded finish.
Ruth says ” From 20 year old vines this is a fruity spicy full bodied red, perfect Winter Wine. Great with roast meats and steak.”
Alain Brumont has done an enormous amount of work for the appellation. He set the example by reducing yields, increasing significantly the density of vines per hectare, using only the best available grafts, buds selection, adapting grape varieties to the best suited terroir, harvesting perfectly ripe grapes and oak-ageing most of his wine.
The estates comprises of 3 main types of terroirs. Montus, with its steep rocky slopes, facing
South, bathed in intense sunshine, with large pebbles and yellow and red clay subsoil. Bouscassé with its fine clay with yellow and white streaks, covering over cracked limestone. Sandstone terroirs line the edges with an iron oxide and manganese concretion, producing more subtle wines. Gascogne is a relatively new terroir, arguably discovered by Alain Brumont who has been experimenting on it for the past 10 years.