Chateau Montfaucon Cotes-du-Rhone 2012 (12 x 750mL), France.

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Overview

The Cotes du Rhône is a classic of Montfaucon. The focus is to express with finesse and elegance the intense fruit characteristics that Côtes du Rhône terroir can offer.

Region:
FRA - Rhône
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

The wine is a blend of typical Rhône grape varieties Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. It has been fermented and aged in concrete tanks only, without any influence from oak barrels.

Aroma

The wine reveals beautiful red fruit aromas: cherries, blackcurrant, and raspberries with violets and spices.

Palate

You can feel the importance of the blend in the freshness, roundness and purity of this wine, which also makes it easy to access, a true pleasure to enjoy with a variety of red and white meat dishes and even barbecue.

Vintage
2012
Region
FRA - Rhône
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Montfaucon is located opposite to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, just across the Rhône River. Our vineyards are spread out between Montfaucon and the two neighbouring towns, Roquemaure and St Genies de Comolas.

The original 18 hectares (1995) of vineyards have grown to 45 hectares by planting new vineyards and by buying old ones. Our vines are up to 90 years old with an average age of 40 years. All the vineyards are farmed at low yields (between 25 to 42 hl/ha).

One of the strengths of Montfaucon is the diversity of soils and exposure (mainly calcareous pebbelstone on silty sandy soil, soil with clay and sandy soil) combined with a large selection of Rhône grape varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, Viognier, Marsanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul). This diversity is an essential component of the quality, and helps gain an insight into the complexity of Montfaucon wines.

Two millennia of wine history in the Southern Rhône Valley has naturally created a selection of grape varietals well adapted to the region and its terroir: soil, landscape and climate. I am very attached to the idea that we must conserve this natural heritage that is a true asset to our region. This evolution leads to well balanced and harmonious wines with a true identity of Rhône.

I have a natural approach to viticulture and to winemaking; the grape is a fruit, thus the final product should always express the flavours of the fruit. We follow the principals of sustainable agriculture, but in essence our work is organic agriculture: no insecticides are applied and we only use natural fertilizers (blend of sheep manure and marc compost). We leave the native grasses to grow on the vineyards and control its growth by mowing regularly and ploughing when needed (if the season is too dry). This is a way to keep the soil as whole as possible and to maintain our low yields.

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