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Château Mont-Redon - Lirac Rouge 2016

Overview

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 Details edit

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
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  • Alcohol: 14.5%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

Recent News edit

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 91

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."

JebDunnuck.com Rating: 92

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."