Sud-Ouest: Plaimont blends its ‘Le Faîte’ label in Gouda

Saturday February 20 2016 by Vitisphere

This year, for the first time ever, Plaimont Producteurs’ Le Faîte label was blended many miles away from Gascony, in the Netherlands, to celebrate the co-operative group’s thirty-year partnership with its Dutch importer. The patrons of the event in 2016 were André Dubosc, former managing director of Plaimont Producteurs and Pim Nolen, founder and former director of DGS Wijn. The event took place in Gouda on February 1 to celebrate the thirty year business collaboration between the two companies. “We could never have imagined that Plaimont’s top-end label could be blended outside Gascony”, commented Olivier Bourdet-Pees, managing director of Plaimont Producteurs. But, true to their globe-trotting spirit, the wine growers of Plaimont willingly travelled to Holland to mark thirty years of unwavering commitment between the companies. “We know we can count on them, even though sometimes relations can be strained. They are always by our side”, said Olivier Bourdet-Pees, referring to DGS Wijn, the leading importer of wine in the Netherlands. It is also a major customer for Plaimont, buying approximately 20% of the co-operative’s wines. Le Faîte is the group’s top-end offering. The red 2014 Le Faîte that was selected is blended from 75% Tannat, 15% Pinenc and 10% Cabernet-Sauvignon; 15,000 bottles will be distributed. The white 2015 Le Faîte selected is a blend of 80% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Courbu and 10% Arrufiac, which is the highest ever proportion of this latter varietal in the blend; 10,000 bottles will be distributed.

 

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