Château de Montfaucon Lirac Rouge 2019
  • Red Wine
  • Grenache, Syrah
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 4 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Château de Montfaucon Lirac Rouge 2019

Côtes du Rhône, France
Regular price $26.95per bottle ($323.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Elegant & Earthy

Two millennia of wine history in the Southern Rhône Valley has naturally created a selection of grape varietals well adapted to the Lirac region and its terroir: soil, landscape and climate. Rodolphe de Pins, owner and winemaker at Chateau de Montfaucon, is very attached to the idea that they must conserve this natural heritage that is a true asset to their region. This evolution leads to well balanced and harmonious wines with a true identity of Rhône.

The Lirac appellation extends itself on the low hills alongside the river, just across the Rhone river from the beautiful vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, This is a blend of Grenache (60%), Syrah (30%) and Cinsault (10%) planted on very old terraces made up of rocky pebbles.

This Lirac rouge shows lovely aromatics with notes of lavender, cinnamon dusted black cherries and plums. Some bright acidity and slightly dusty tannin provide a nice structure for this this full-bodied wine. It's a fantastic pairing for hearty dishes like stews and roasts.

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About the Winery

Château de Montfaucon

Just across the Rhone river from the beautiful vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the Lirac appellation extends itself on the low hills alongside the river. The history of Château de Montfaucon dates back to the 11th century when the castle's first tower was built. The castle's role in history was strategic; the Rhône River was the border between the French Kingdom and the Holy Roman German Empire. Montfaucon was one of many castles and fortresses along the Rhône River constructed to guard the border.

Rodolphe de Pins took over the family estate of Montfaucon in 1995 and subsequently rebuilt the winery and began practicing sustainable agriculture. He honed his winemaking skills in Barossa at Henschke and Vieux Telegraphe in Châteauneuf du Pape before returning to Lirac, so needless to say, his familiarity with the local varieties is well established.


Press Reviews

Decanter

92 points

No overextraction or excessive concentration here, just bags of beautifully pure berry fruit. Lovely sense of elegance. Really vibrant. Long finish. Tannins are grippy and abundant but not excessive. Destemmed, matured in concrete tank for 20 months.

Wine Align - Michael Godel

91 points

A rich and relatively luxurious Lirac based on (60 per cent) grenache with (30) syrah and (10) cinsault. Heady blend in all respects, mainly fruit concentration but also warmth, alcohol and mouth-filling grain. Peppery to be sure as noted by an olfactory chirrup but also as the liquor slides past the gullet. Loads of berry flavour, a syrupy shot of kirsch and a shade of green. Definitely no lack of substance. Drink 2022-2025. Tasted April 2022.

Wine Align - Sara d'Amato

93 points

A consistently vibrant, aromatic and well-priced offering from the often overlooked, but long-established southern Rhône Cru of Lirac. Perfumed with notes of wild flower, liquorice and fresh fig. This blend of 60% grenache, 20% syrah and 10% cinsault shows notable refinement and impressive length. Despite its full-bodied nature there is lightness in its tread due to fine balance. Surprisingly youthful but ready to enjoy. Tasted December 2020.