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Why are the wines of South West France such a secret?
Mark Dowman, Var, France: This follows on from my original enquiry last April. I had the good fortune to visit Chateau Montus/Bouscassé last week and tasted the full range of their Madiran/Pacherenc. As expected the star was the Ch Montus Cuvée Prestige and I was happy to purchase both the 1995 and 2000 for only 27 euros a bottle. On a more general note Andrew Jefford's New France originally pointed me in the direction of the great wine producers of the South West such as Brumont, Ch d’Aydie and Domaine Cauhapé. After trying these producers I'm surprised they do not have a...
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