In 1979, André Dubosc convinced three wine cooperatives of Plaisance, Aignan and Saint-Mont to join forces – and initials – to set up a united wine producing group. Today they work with 5,000ha of vines and over 1,000 growers to make their thoroughly enjoyable wines. The scale of their success is admirable, they represent 98% of Saint-Mont production, and nearly half of Cotes de Gascogne, Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh producion.
Plaimont focus on preserving the flavour and identity of the region, using local varietals and reviving forgotten grapes. In 2002, they created the Conservatoire Ampelographique – an experimental conservatory vineyard and the largest of its kind in France – cementing their progressive reputation.