Saint-Mont

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Saint-Mont
Vineyards
Vineyards
Coat of arms of Saint-Mont
Coat of arms
Saint-Mont is located in France
Saint-Mont
Saint-Mont
Coordinates: 43°39′08″N 0°08′57″W / 43.6522°N 0.1492°W / 43.6522; -0.1492Coordinates: 43°39′08″N 0°08′57″W / 43.6522°N 0.1492°W / 43.6522; -0.1492
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Gers
Arrondissement Mirande
Canton Riscle
Intercommunality Monts et vallées de l'Adour
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Petit
Area
 • Land1 12.59 km2 (4.86 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 299
 • Population2 density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 32398 / 32400
Elevation 89–165 m (292–541 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Mont is a commune in the Gers department in southwestern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 379 —    
1968 364 −4.0%
1975 351 −3.6%
1982 348 −0.9%
1990 322 −7.5%
1999 319 −0.9%
2008 299 −6.3%

Saint-Mont wine[edit]

Wines are produced under the VDQS designation Saint-Mont and the area's vineyards are part of the South West France wine region. This VDQS, created in 1981, was previously called Côtes de Saint-Mont, before the name was changed in 2007.[1]

The vineyards have a surface of 785 hectares, the VDQS designation is only valid for delimited vineyards where red, rosé and white wines are produced.

For red and rosé wine: Tannat, Fer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

For white wine: Arrufiac, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Courbu, Clairette Blanche.

The soil is mainly siliceous earth, clay and sand.

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