Terroir: Lirac is situated on the right bank of the Rhône River, west of Châteauneuf-du-Pape between the towns of Orange and Avignon. Château Mont-Redon’s 35 hectares of vineyards are located on a plateau with soils of sand and pebbles, similar to nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Summers are dry and hot with the warm Mistral winds keeping away any humidity.
Vinification: All grapes are hand picked, which enables to select the best grapes. This is a major point in the quality of our wines.
The grapes are pressed in pneumatic presses. The juice is clarified by cold sedimentation (10 – 12°) and a light fining. Fermentation happens at low and constant temperature (between 14 and 16°C) and lasts around three weeks. About a third of the volume is fermented and aged in French oak barrels. The other part stays in tanks on fine lees. Blend of both parts happens in Mai following the harvest.
Our white Liracs are attractive when young in the year or two following the harvest, if you are looking for the wines to be fragrant, fruity and elegant but still can age for another four to six years.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Online Author: James Molesworth
Score: 89 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
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