Lirac Rouge 2018

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

  • The Wine Advocate Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "The 2018 Lirac is fleshier and more supple than the 2017 but perhaps a bit less rich and deep. It combines black olive and black cherry notes in a medium to full-bodied wine that finishes with an attractive hint of licorice."
    Grade: 87-89 points

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