Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 2016
The ABEILLE-FABRE family is the four generation proprietor of the famous estate Chateau Mont-Redon vin Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The appellation area is situated on the left bank of the Rhone River, between Orange and Avignon. The main feature is the large rounded stones or pebbles known locally as "galets" which retain some of the intense daytime heat of the Provencal sun and then slowly disperse it to the vines during the night. This layer of stones is two metres deep and beneath it there is a layer of clay, through which the vines' roots penetrate in search of water. In short, an exceptional soil.
The 2016 vintage is cracking vintage for this region.
Grapes: A blend of Grenache, Syrah Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise
Nose: Leather , earthy and smoky tones
Palate: inky violet hue, tobacco, deep red fruits of blackberry and cherry. Silky, soft, smooth with a long finish.
* Price is in any mixed six bottles of wine. Prices may vary in store