Sweet, ripe crushed red berry fruit flavors and aromas are offset by bright, vibrant notes of black pepper and a suggestion of leather in this wine, and are supported by supple, medium-bodied tannins.
Wine Maker Notes
The fermentation is carried out in temperature-controlled vats at 30° to 32°C (86° to 89°F) over eight to ten days. A single cuvée is assembled and aged in large oak "foudres," or vats, for a period of four to six months prior to egg white fining and bottling. The style of Château Mont-Redon Côtes-du-Rhône is one expressive of its "terroir," and vinified to exhibit deep, clean, intense fruit, soft, balanced tannins and early approachability.
ituated on the left bank of the Rhône between Orange and Avignon, the Mont-Redon vineyards feature large, rounded stones known locally as galets. These stones retain some of the intense daytime heat of the southern sun and then slowly disperse it to the vines during the night. The Mistral wind blows away any humidity, ensuring excellent climatic conditions for the cultivation of vines. The grapes were handpicked and 100% destemmed, followed by a 12- to 15-day maceration to achieve good tannic structure. After malolactic fermentation, half the wine was matured in vats and half in barrels for 12 months until bottling.
Pair with herbed, grilled meats or aged cheeses.