Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2014/17

MOP 350.00

“Pale hue with greenish glints. Intense nose with floral, zesty and mineral notes. This unoaked wine displays a refined and delicate mouth feel combined to an enjoyable natural acidity
that leads to a very long finish. A subtle and complex terroir-driven wine with great elegance. To be drunk within 3 years or wait after 7-8 years. ”
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Grape: Grenache 55% Clairette 20% Bourboulenc 10% Roussanne 10% Picpoul 5%
Ratings: 90 WS

SKU: MR300 Category:

Description

“This well-known, large (over 250 acres) Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate has produced some of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes I have ever tasted, including their 1949 (one of the top 25 wines of my lifetime), 1955 and 1961.
This visit was the first time I have had a chance to taste these wines in many years, and it appears a younger generation is making a comeback with their offerings from Lirac and Chateauneuf du Pape”. – ROBERT PARKER
The first vines found at Château Mont-Redon date back to Roman times, with the first written mention dating back to 1334.
Vines were planted at the bottom of the hill “Mons Retundus”, from which the estate took its name, sheltered from the Mistral wind. Château Mont-Redon’s superb terroir, constant pursuit of quality and enviable reputation for excellence rank it among the great crus of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyard has been in the skilled hands of the Plantin family since 1923, and today Mont-Redon is the largest single-vineyard estate of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and one of only two in the entire appellation supporting plantings of all 18 grape varieties authorized for Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The “House Blend” of the Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red differs from year to year but consists mainly of Grenache (around 60%), Syrah (around 30%), Mourvèdre (around 8%), with Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin & Vaccarèse fleshing out the rest.”