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Château Mont-Redon - Lirac Rouge 2018

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

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."