Mont-Redon’s estate vineyard has three distinct soil types that are ideal for growing a variety of grapes. Grenache and Syrah are planted to the rocky summit, while Mourvèdre and Cinsault vines thrive in the sandy soil at the sheltered base. At harvest, the fruit is handpicked, sorted and destemmed. Each variety is fermented separately. The grapes are macerated and punched down in tanks to ensure maximum extraction of fine tannins and color. Half of the wine is transferred to barrels after malolactic fermentation while the other half remains in vats. The final blend is crafted only from the best wines.
View From The Cellar2009 vintage
Wine Spectator2009 vintage
Ripe black fruit aromas are offset by notes of spice, leather, coffee and pepper. Rich, intense fruit flavors are set in a firm yet ripe tannic structure with a complex finish.
Pair with spicy, richly flavored stews and braised meats.
points of distinction
- A classic, powerful Châteauneuf-du-Pape made from eight grapes grown on a variety of terroirs, for incredible complexity
about the grape +
Grenache is loaded with dense, lusty aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackcurrant, jam, pepper and licorice, with a palate-coating texture and high alcohol.
– Jean Abeille and Didier Fabre, Owners
“Our focus is on elegance, finesse and balance—which together express specificities of our soils and climate.”