Lirac Rouge 2017

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: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    "Savory accents of smoke, anise and hazelnut mingle into juicy black plum and dried strawberry flavors here. A rich, creamy blend of Grenache (70%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvèdre (10%), it's balanced by lip-smacking red currant acidity and a fine grip of tannins on the finish. Delightful already but should hold through 2025." - Anna Lee C. Iijima
  • Score: 89 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "The full-bodied 2017 Lirac is dense, concentrated and a bit tannic, so give it a year or two in bottle to settle down. By then, the astringency should have subsided enough to let the dark cola, spice and black cherry notes glide more easily across the palate."

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