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Municipality in the Gers in the Gascogne in Southwest France, Here is located within the area Côtes de Saint-Mont a very special vineyard with the mundane designation USR 205. More than 200 years old vines are planted on an area of ​​only 20 ares. you are ungrafted, that means they are uncut on their own feet, because through the predominantly sandy bottom they also have the phylloxera In the 19th century unscathed survived and are in original condition. Here are 20 different grape varieties, of which 7 could not yet be identified. They are not in like today Rows of vines but, as was customary in the past, planted "in square". The Midi-Pyrénées Regional Heritage and Heritage Committee (CRPS) was the first to award this vineyard the title of historic monument.

Common sarragachies - vineyard with old vines

Since the year 2002, the local community "Plaimont Producteurs" maintains under the name "Conservatoire ampélographique", so to speak, an open-air museum in several locations. There are a total of 116 varieties of the oldest parcels of appellations Côtes de Gascogne. Côtes de Saint-Mont. Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh observed. Of these, 60 varieties are specially monitored. Of these, 27 varieties were still known and partly in use by individual winemakers, but 33 could only after DNA analysis be identified. A total of 12 probably very Old Vines are completely unknown.

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