A full bodied wine that has fantastic mid palate depth and a velvety, grippy tannin structure.
The red currants, raspberries, smokey meats and olives on the palate make it a great match for duck, game and veal dishes as well as cassoulet.
Varietal / Blend: 55% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre and the rest is made up of other permitted varieties
Decant: We insist!
Farming Practices: Conventional
Château Mont-Redon will be familiar to those who know and love Châteauneuf-du-Pape, being well recognized as the owners of one of the most highly regarded vineyard sites in the appellation. The superb quality of its vineyards has been recognized throughout history and prior to the adaptation of the appellation controlee system it was one of the few “Grand Cru’s” in the region (together with Chateau Rayas).
With almost 100 hectares under vine, the majority of Mont-Redon’s vineyards are located in the appellations most favoured area, the high plateau which is covered in the large round pudding stones that Châteauneuf is so well known for. This remarkable property is in fact a single vineyard.
There has been considerable investment at Mont-Redon over the past twenty years. The entire winery has been completely renewed and is now climate controlled. Rows of oak barriques have replaced the old large foudres of yesteryear, and large temperature controlled stainless steel vats now line the walls, resulting in wines of freshness and finesse in both red and white wines.
More recently optical sorting machines at harvest time have resulted in wines of great precision. Mont-Redon is clearly a candidate for not only the most improved producer and the best value producer of the Southern Rhone but now also one the very best producers in the large historic appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.