“ Château de Montfrin ”

Côtes du Rhône
Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée

RED

Purple colour with crimson tinges. Explosive nose with wild strawberries and cocoa. Crunchy and easy-going mouth-feel.

2017

Gold medal, General agricultural competition

Grand Prize for Excellence, Vinalies Nationales

GRAPES

80% grenache, 10% syrah, 10% carignan.

SOIL & VITICULTURE

Pebbly terrain. These pebbles are particulary good at radiating the warmth built up during the day back to the vines.

They play a part in getting the grapes perfectly ripe. The exceptional draining capacity of these pebbles also allows any surplus water to quickly drain away during heavy spells of rain, which prevents certain diseases from developing.

The vines are trellised as double cordon; the bunches are spread out and get better aeration and direct sun exposure.

HARVESTS & WINEMAKING

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Extraction is done by rack-and-return and pumping over, a number of times depending on variety.

ABV

14%

PACKAGING

Boxes 6 x 75cl bottles

About AOC

Côtes du Rhône

The average annual production of AOC Côtes du Rhône is 100,000 hectoliters, or around 13 million bottles. Most of the AOC is produced in red. Only 20% of Côtes du Rhône AOC wines are produced in organic farming.