Montmija is our strongest and most authentic brand of organic wines. The site for the first vines was acquired by Clément Vialade at the end of World War II. As early as 1973, Jean Vialade began transitioning the vineyards to organic and in 2000 Claude gave the Montmija brand European reach.

Le Bistro Rouge Vin de France

Le Bistro Rouge

Vin de France

Fruity with a lovely brilliant ruby hue tinged with purple. This wine is very supple and has a fairly intense nose showing amylic aromas of fresh red fruits.

The perfect accompaniment for meals, barbecues, cold cuts and cheeses.

Varietal range: This red wine is a blend of Merlot and Carignan.

Soil types: The vines for this label are located along the Mediterranean coastline. The typical Mediterranean climate facilitates organic farming. The soils date from the Tertiary or Quaternary periods and are formed mainly of alluvium and clay-limestone.

Vineyard management: The vineyard here is well-balanced and located on hillsides. It was restructured 30 years ago and turned into large blocks which allows it to be farmed rationally. The Carignan vines are grown as bush vines whilst the Merlot is cordon-trained using two wires. Vineyard management is organically certified. Yields are no higher than 70 hl/ha.

Winemaking: The organically farmed grapes are harvested by machine then destemmed on arrival at the winery. Pre-fermentation cold soaking develops aromas of red berry fruits. Fermentation at low temperatures (20°C) then ensues, imbuing the wine with typical characters and fruitiness. Sweetness is ‘adjusted’ with 3 to 5g/litre before bottling.

Drinking temperature: 18°C.