Lirac Rouge 2016

Château Mont-Redon

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: Grapes are selected and hand harvested beginning in early September. Upon arrival at the winery they are destemmed and macerated at cool temperatures for a period of two to three weeks. Punch down of the cap is frequent to ensure maximum color and extraction. With fermentation complete approximately 1/3 of the wine is aged for a short period in small oak barrels with the remainder remaining in large vats. The wines are then blended and aged for an additional 18 months prior to bottling.

Additional Information

A result of selective sorting and a blend of cask and vat aging, this cuvee offers a fruity, floral and spicy profile resting on a generous and refined mouth.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Lirac
  • Winemaker: Pierre Fabre
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, large pebbles
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee C. Iijima
    Date: Friday, October 4, 2019
    "Red-cherry and blackberry notes are shaded by tones of anise and forest floor in this full-bodied, Grenachedominant red. Red-currant acidity lends crispness to the midpalate, accented by fine but drying, grippy tannins on the finish. Enjoy this elegantly structured but easy-drinking wine now through 2026."
  • Score: 92 Points Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
    "I loved the 2016 Lirac from Mont Redon. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre, it has a columinous, medium to full-bodied, silky, elegant style as well as terrific notes of cassis, black raspberries, strawberries, and spice. It's already impossible to resist but will keep for 5-6 years, if not longer. It's one of the gems from Lirac in 2016."

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