Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2017 HALF BOTTLE

 

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2017 HALF BOTTLE

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Château Mont-Redon will be familiar to those who love Châteauneuf-du-Pape, being well recognised as the owners of one of the most highly regarded vineyard sites in the appellation. The superb quality of its vineyards has been recognised throughout history and prior to the adaptation of the AOC it was one of the few ‘Grand Crus’ in the region together with Chateau Rayas.

Quantity is down nearly half in 2017 due to bad weather at flowering drastically reducing the yield of Grenache meaning higher percentages than usual for other varieties resulting in darker more intense wines. Also selection of the juices is more rigorous than ever in recent vintages taking the quality higher each vintage.

The 2017 is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre and 2% Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin and Vaccarese fully de-stemmed aged half in barrique and half in vats.

Concentrated, structured and bold yet has a superb fluidity. Cassis, black cherries, garrigue and pepper with some graphite bringing a mineral freshness to the core.