Situated on the left bank of the Rhône between Orange and Avignon, the Mont-Redon vineyards feature large, rounded stones known locally as galets. These stones retain some of the intense daytime heat of the southern sun and then slowly disperse it to the vines during the night. The Mistral wind blows away any humidity, ensuring excellent climatic conditions for the cultivation of vines. All grapes are handpicked and pressed using pneumatic presses, and the juice is then clarified by cold sedimentation and a light fining. Fermentation takes place at a low and constant temperature. Bottling takes place after tank aging on the lees as well as aging in old oak barrels.
Wine Spectator2010 vintage
Wine Advocate2010 vintage
White fruit, floral and citrus aromas introduce a perfect balance between richness and acidity with intense, ripe fruit and a clean, voluminous finish.
Shellfish or white fish.
points of distinction
- A rich, white Châteauneuf informed by four generations of Rhône Valley winemaking
about the grape +
This grape can produce an attractive, fleshy, generously fruity wine with a fragrance of flowers and dill.
– Jean Abeille and Didier Fabre, Owners
“Our focus is on elegance, finesse and balance—which together express specificities of our soils and climate.”