Saint-Mont

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Saint-Mont
Vineyards in Saint-Mont
Vineyards in Saint-Mont
Coat of arms of Saint-Mont
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Mont
Saint-Mont is located in France
Saint-Mont
Saint-Mont
Saint-Mont is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentGers
ArrondissementMirande
CantonAdour-Gersoise
IntercommunalityMonts et vallées de l'Adour
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Petit
Area
1
12.59 km2 (4.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
331
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
32398 /32400
Elevation89–165 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Saint-Mont and its surrounding communes

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962379—    
1968364−4.0%
1975351−3.6%
1982348−0.9%
1990322−7.5%
1999319−0.9%
2008299−6.3%

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.[2] In 2011, following the abolition of the VDQS system, the wine was granted AOP status [3]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ INAO: AOVDQS rules for Saint-Mont, amended until October 23, 2007
  3. ^ http://www.sommjournal.com/Publications/SOMM/2014/August-September-2014/Saint-Mont-The-Little-Region-That-Can.aspx#.WfSPPGhSzgk