The virtue of a winegrower is measured by his notoriety as much as by the fruits of the work accomplished throughout his life. Because vinification is a difficult art that takes place in perpetual negotiation where the generosity of nature and the whims of the seasons are constantly opposed. The 2017 Primeurs tasting recently organized in Bordeaux by Brumont vineyards was particularly demonstrative of the mastery of the vintages and the emblematic grape variety of Madiran : the Tannat. Between the well-balanced development potentials of wines from Chateau Bouscassé and the sublime and complex maturation of Chateau Montus, the wines of Vignobles Brumont have long held their bet and their promises in the face of the work of time. Until the most canonical vintages, where the exceptional XL et The Tire bring to the maximum of its potential a perfectly expressive Tannat, revealing an aging with consistency and mastery. If Occitanie has great winemakers, Alain Brumont unchallenged ranks first, just as much because he is the creator of the great Madiran wines as through his generous philosophy of respect for people and nature.